Amazon completes first drone delivery, reveals plans for flying drone hub

Amazon completes first drone delivery, reveals plans for flying drone hub

Amazon.com always seems to be ahead of the curve, but in recent weeks the company has made a tidal wave of advances showing off the strides it’s made.

  • In December, it unveiled the first Amazon Go location, a convenience store without cashiers or checkout lines where cameras and artificial intelligence recognize what you take off the shelves and charge your account accordingly.
  • Also last month, the company successfully made its first ever drone delivery, carrying popcorn and a Fire TV device to a customer in rural England, a trip from click to delivery that took just 13 minutes.
  • Last week, reports emerged than Amazon was planning to launch its own private label athleisure line, challenging Lululemon athletica and other such clothing makers as it takes further steps into the apparel industry. 
  • Amazon gained a patent for something resembling an airborne warehouse that would serve as a docking station for drones. The warehouse, envisioned as something like a blimp, would be able to move near events such as sports games, where it could make drone deliveries to fans.

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Amazon announces first drone package delivery in UK

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Amazon announces first drone package delivery in UK. Online retailer Amazon has revealed more details of its drone-based delivery service with the first Prime Air package to one of two trial customers now active in the Cambridge area of the UK.

In three online videos posted on 14 December, they also disclosed that trial deliveries could expand within months to hundreds of customers near the Cambridge-area Prime Air delivery centre. Continue reading “Amazon announces first drone package delivery in UK”

Amazon has lifted the lid on its top secret laboratory in Cambridge

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Amazon has lifted the lid on its top secret laboratory in Cambridge – which has been developing drones to deliver packages to people’s homes.

In a world exclusive, the News was given a tour of their workshop today in Castle Park, just off Castle Street, along with eight children from the Year 5 class at Steeple Morden School. Continue reading “Amazon has lifted the lid on its top secret laboratory in Cambridge”

“Internet of Drones”: the future of air traffic control system

You’ve heard of the Internet of Things – the generic name given to all the various networked sensors, machines, devices and even buildings in the world – but most of those “things” stay in one place for the most part. The world is primed for an explosion of autonomous ambulatory devices, which led a team of engineers from the University of Waterloo in Canada to draft a conceptual framework for an “Internet of Drones.” Continue reading ““Internet of Drones”: the future of air traffic control system”