Google is one patent closer to making drone delivery a reality. via GeekWire
Despite plenty of skepticism surrounding drone delivery, Google continues to press on with its own version, called Project Wing.
The company has received a patent for a wheel-mounted “delivery receptacle” that will work with an “unmanned aerial delivery device,” or drone, according to a copy of the patent. The delivery receptacle will communicate with the aerial device through the use of infrared so it can locate and navigate to the receptacle.
Once the drone flies in and drops a package into the receptacle, the receptacle can move on its own power to a “secure location, such as a garage,” the patent said (Is this enough like The Jetsons for you?). Amazon is of course working on its own drone-powered delivery system.
Join us every Wednesday night at 8pm ET for Ask an Engineer!
Maker Business — “ORANGE PI: MEETING WITH STEVEN ZHAO IN SHENZHEN”
Wearables — Design with IFTTT
Electronics — Keep track of those rails!
Biohacking — Why Our Eyes Cannot Look at a Solar Eclipse
No comments yet.
Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.