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Drone delivery is already here

When Dominican Paola Santana and her partners created Matternet drone technology to deliver urgent medical supplies, they may not have envisioned the day when big companies such as Amazon, Wal-Mart and Google would use the technology.

The big plus is that drones do not get caught in traffic and can reach their destinations in a fraction of time.

“It’s much more cost-, energy- and time-efficient to send [a blood sample] via drone, rather than send it in a two-ton car down the highway with a person inside to bring it to a different lab for testing,” said Andreas Raptopoulos, founder and CEO of Matternet.

The company adds that drones could also play an important role in disaster relief, safely delivering drugs, bandages and other supplies to hazardous areas.

On Sunday, 29 November 2015, TV presenter Jeremy Clarkson forecast that in the not-too-distant future drones would be delivering a child’s soccer shoe within 30 minutes. He said it was only a matter a time when there would be a whole family of Amazon drones. The only obstacle, however, is regulation.

Source: DR1, Marketwatch

Dec 1, 2015

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