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AMAZON Will Deliver Your Package Home In 30 Minutes By Drone

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AMAZON Will Deliver Your Package Home In 30 Minutes By Drone

Amazon announced that very soon they will deliver whatever you bought online to your frontyard in 30-45 minutes using small drone quad-copters, even if you live in a small island in the middle of Lake Ontario.

Here's the video;

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=cba_1385947815


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too creepy.... seriously this has to be never a real ''thing''
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Even though many major media websites are claiming this to be true, I do not accept this as fact . There are far too many technological and regulatory hurdles for this to ever "get off the ground" (pun intended).
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Jimboski wrote:
Dec 2nd, 2013 12:47 am
Seems pretty cool but not realistic as there's so many ways to steal a package and what not.
Can you tell me how is this more risky than UPS throwing your package in your front porch while you are not at home?
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Now I have to build a drone, arghh.

Forget a Job, that just wastes time, I don't have to waste.
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Gammatron wrote:
Dec 2nd, 2013 1:04 am
Can you tell me how is this more risky than UPS throwing your package in your front porch while you are not at home?
+1 Lol.

It would be really interesting if they can pull this off. I am guessing it would probably take 4-5 years but very possible.
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April Fools day has come early this year? Quadcopters can do some amazing things, but I doubt the battery would last for long range delivery trips. Maybe using a few to pass the package along miiiight actually work... ;-)



That video looks like some quadcopter enthusiasts having a fun time making a mock video.

Anyone interested in trying out a quadcopter, I'd recommend the Hubsan X4 or the WLToys V959 with onboard camera from Banggood to play around with and reading up at RCgroups.com.

http://www.banggood.com/buy/quadcopter.html
http://www.rcgroups.com/aircraft-electr ... otors-790/

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Gammatron wrote:
Dec 2nd, 2013 1:04 am
Can you tell me how is this more risky than UPS throwing your package in your front porch while you are not at home?
Clearly every courier leaves your package on the porch right?
I'm sure a drone can put your package in the community mailbox or have you sign the signature required package to make it equally risky as the drone method.
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Jimboski wrote:
Dec 2nd, 2013 1:44 am
Clearly every courier leaves your package on the porch right?
I'm sure a drone can put your package in the community mailbox or have you sign the signature required package to make it equally risky as the drone method.
There would obviously be limitations on what can be delivered, just like it is on some of the 2 day prime stuff.

This would likely be for low cost, small items which at this point people don't won't to order right now because of the shipping costs.

Either way, there is obviously a lot more to consider when doing something of this sort. But I am definitely open to the idea.
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Saw this on 60 Minutes tonight when they did a segment on Amazon. 5 lbs max which is about 86% (iirc) of their orders are and about a 10 mile circumference of the fulfillment center. Once they figure out how to stop the packages from being dropped in swimming pools or hedges we may see little yellow drones criscrossing the sky.
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Magoomba wrote:
Dec 2nd, 2013 1:52 am
I call BS. What's the payload on these?
If I'm ordering a 10kg bag of dogfood, how's that feasible?
It's not BS.

Here's an article on it:
http://mashable.com/2013/12/01/amazon-u ... ry-drones/

and here's a direct link to it on Amazon's site:
http://www.amazon.com/b?ref_=tsm_1_tw_s ... 8037720011

Amazon is hoping to have this service up and running by 2015. But realistically probably 3-4 years, I bet.

Personally I think it would be weird as hell to see these things flying around delivering packages.
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Magoomba wrote:
Dec 2nd, 2013 1:52 am
I call BS. What's the payload on these?
If I'm ordering a 10kg bag of dogfood, how's that feasible?
Also what about the engineer making $60/hr flying these things from the control room? Now it will cost Amazon $60 bucks to deliver your DVD movie instead of $2.99.

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