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February 1, 2016 AT 8:00 am

Google Patents Secure Rolling Box To Receive Packages From Drones

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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.

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