drone delivery

Mercedes-Benz kicks off drone delivery pilot in Zurich

Drone delivery may be closer than you think: Daimler’s Mercedes-Benz Vans teamed up with e-commerce startup siroop, and drone logistics provider Matternet to kick off a pilot in Zurich of its va

Separating fiction from feasibility in the future of drone delivery

From donuts to life-saving anti-venom, drone delivery draws attention to what the technology might look like in a few short years. While the full potential of drones extends beyond transport, there’

Russian scientists put a defibrillator on a drone

In what looks like a potentially useful use of drone technology, Russian scientists at the Moscow Technology Institute have stuck a defibrillator on a drone so it can be remote piloted to a person in

Amazon beefs up drone delivery R&D in Cambridge

Amazon is expanding its R&D facilities in Cambridge, UK, with a plan to move into a new 60,000sq ft site in the city with capacity for more than 400 staff.

Matternet cleared to fly blood samples in delivery drones over Swiss cities

The Swiss Federal Office for Civil Aviation (FOCA) has granted Matternet a certification allowing their delivery drones to fly autonomously over cities at any time of day or night. Clearing this regul

Amazon Echo spot ‘primes’ Super Bowl audience for drone delivery in the US

Although Amazon ran a Super Bowl ad for Echo, its delivery drones stole the show. The e-commerce titan’s Super Bowl spot featured a woman and a man sitting on a couch with a bowl of Doritos

Amazon patents show flying warehouses that send delivery drones to your door

We’ve known about Amazon’s drone delivery ambitions since 2013.  But patent filings from Amazon, circulated today by CB Insights’ Zoe Leavitt, reveal more details about how the e-commerce t

Crunch Report | Cyclists Don’t Like Uber’s Self-Driving Cars

The U.S. Navy deploys a few drone boats, First Round's annual holiday video gets released, 7-Eleven and Flirtey get us closer to drone delivery and cyclists don't like Uber's self-driving cars. All th

A tale of two Amazon deliveries

A jovial middle-aged man pokes the order button on a touchscreen from the comfort of his armchair. Minutes later he's ambling through the bucolic Cambridgeshire countryside at the bottom of his garden

Flirtey drones deliver socks from the sky at Menlo Ventures’ annual partner meeting

Around the world, drones have been delivering life-saving drugs and blood to clinics, and contrarily tasty treats like burritos, pizza, and Slurpees to homes or campuses. Civilian drones have also co

A test flight with Zipline, makers of humanitarian delivery drones

A maker of delivery drones called Zipline began nationwide delivery of blood and other critical medical supplies in Rwanda today, through a partnership with the Rwandan government. The program strikes

Grocery deliveries via rolling drone will kick off in Washington, D.C. this fall

Rolling robots will soon be making U.S. house calls, beginning with a trial run in Washington, D.C. this fall. Municipal regulators have approved use of Starship Technologies’ rolling delivery d

Chipotle to test burrito delivery by drone with Project Wing at Virginia Tech

Alphabet’s innovation lab X has a drone-focused team called Project Wing which has just announced a plan to commence aerial burrito delivery, in partnership with Chipotle, on the campus of Vir

Mercedes-Benz and Matternet unveil vans that launch delivery drones

Mercedes-Benz Vans and drone tech startup Matternet have created a concept car, or as they’re calling it a Vision Van, that could change the way small packages are delivered across short distance

Flirtey flies pies for Domino’s in New Zealand

Domino’s Pizza Enterprises has demonstrated delivery of hot pizzas by drone in Auckland, New Zealand. The company has a long history of embracing high-tech concepts. Last year, they tested out a

7-Eleven delivers by drone in Reno including, yes, Slurpees

7-Eleven Inc. and a tech startup called Flirtey have beaten Amazon to the punch in making the first drone delivery to a customer’s home in the U.S. Most already know 7-Eleven, the convenience store

Flirtey delivers drugs by drone from ship to shore in New Jersey

The Jersey Shore is finally famous for something besides fake tanning. A Reno, Nevada-based startup called Flirtey Inc. conducted the first domestic “ship to shore” drone delivery this week along

Autonomous Robots Are Changing The Way We Build And Move Products Around The World

Many eyes may be gazing toward the sky in anxious anticipation of new drone delivery systems, but an increasing number of intelligent robot systems is already on the ground, in warehouses and manuf

Walmart Is Looking To Get Into The Drone Delivery Game

Not content to let Amazon (the world’s No. 1 retailer) have the corner on the drone delivery market, today Walmart announced its own plans to enter the quadcopter package-delivering fray. Walmart ap

Netflix’s Drone Delivery Video Shows A Different Side Of Amazon Prime Air’s Vision Of The Future

A recent internal Drone delivery video (via Engadget) that was made public on YouTube a few days ago shows the Netflix interpretation of how drone delivery might work – albeit with a more humorous a
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