Cargo Delivery Drones

By Ric | All things cargo / delivery drones / UAVs

Nuro's self-driving vehicle carries packages, not passengers

As Toyota proved by winning Engadget's Best of CES 2018 award for its e-Palette, robotic cars that can deliver things other than humans are coming at us fast. A new startup called Nuro is capitalizing on that idea, but taking a different angle with its self-driving electric van. Rather than …

Last-Mile Autonomous Delivery Vehicle Makes First Successful Public Road Test

Burlingame, California-based udelv used its self-driving delivery truck to take groceries from Draeger’s Market in San Mateo, California, to two …

Amazon patents drone delivery beacons that could earn customers cash (Images)

Amazon.com Inc. has patented beacon pods that provide location information to delivery drones. Filed with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in …

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Drone for turbine cargo delivery

Based on a tubular frame, the SKYF drone has two main lift propellers that are powered from the central petrol engine<p><b>Russian company ARD Technology</b> …

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Train-drone delivery system could bring packages to your balcony

The Iris concept would use modified metros and drones to deliver packages for online retailers<p><i>Prototypes introduces new vehicle concepts and presents visuals from designers who illustrate the ideas. Some are extensions of existing concepts, others new, some production-ready, others far-fetched.</i><p>The …

A Startup’s Plan To Cut Air Freight Costs In Half With 777-Size Drones

In 2020, Natilus’s huge unmanned planes could carry 200,000 pounds of goods across the world. But first, a 30-foot prototype must pass test runs.<p>Commercial passenger jets fly at an altitude of around 30,000 feet or higher. Imagine sitting in a window seat of one of those giant aluminum tubes a few …

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Mercedes Reveals Drone Bay of Tomorrow – A Vision of Extra-Special Delivery

<b>By Steve & Tamami Laser</b><p>Let’s strap on our teleportation devices and zoom into the future, say 10, or maybe 15 years from now. By then autonomous …

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Deutsche Post To Test Ground Based Mail Delivery Drones

Mail delivery robot “assistant” will automatically follow postal workers in Germany<p>PostBOT is an all-weather, ground-based drone that will accompany …

Robotics

Passenger Drone lives up to its name with manned flight

There are quite a few companies working on developing drones for human transportation, but a new one has just jumped into the fray. With an almost fully developed prototype and plans to start producing them commercially next year, the aptly named Passenger Drone introduced itself by showing off a …

Delivery Drones Are Using Vans as Roving Parcel Hubs in Switzerland

Part delivery van, part helipad—that pretty much describes a handful of Mercedes-Benz vehicles that are currently cruising the streets of Zurich. …

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Drones are delivering packages in Iceland's capital city

At last, a fully operational urban delivery drone system is here... only you probably won't get to use it. Drone logistics startup Flytrex has teamed up with Iceland's main online retailer, AHA, to launch a courier drone service in Reykjavik. Specifically, it's serving one <i>part</i> of Reykjavik -- …

Dubai just tested its flying drone taxi for the first time

Autonomous air taxi service Volocopter just had its first test flight in Dubai.<p>The giant drone-like vehicle has two seats, 18 propellers, and is powered by nine batteries. This allows it to have a flight time of around 30 minutes.<p>The flight was unmanned as it is still in its testing phase, which …

Video drones move adverts from the screen to the sky

Good luck avoiding them at your next concert.<p>NTT Docomo has revealed what may be the future of advertising -- spherical video-touting drones which …

New Designs Imagine How an Urban Droneport Might Look

The distribution warehouse of the (not so distant?) future.<p>If you ordered something from Amazon recently, it was probably delivered by a person …

Would you ride the Griff MEGADRONE? Octocopter cargo carrier is powerful enough to transport a human

While Amazon and Alphabet are testing drones that carry small cargo, a Norwegian firm has designed a variant strong enough to transport a …

Emergency Medicine

Unmanned flying drone will deliver up to 3000 pounds of on demand supplies at 300 mph to combat squads sending requests by cellphone

The DARPA Aerial Reconfigurable Embedded System (ARES) is being built by prime contractor Lockheed Martin’s famed Skunk Works with Piasecki Aircraft …

Pizza Pie in the Sky - A Brief History of Using Drones to Deliver Pizzas

University students and their supervisor in Berlin work on devouring the first pizza successfully delivered via drone back in 2012.<p>Screen capture via …

Kids can build a LEGO drone with Flybrix kits

A company called Flybrix is putting legos on the wing.<p>The San Francisco startup today began selling build-a-drone kits for kids age 14 and up comprised of: LEGO bricks, boom arms and motors that don’t require soldering, and other off the shelf and Flybrix-designed parts.<p>Once assembled, Flybrix …

Drones Going Postal - A Summary of Postal Service Delivery Drones

The Australia Post parcel delivery drone in action.<p>Photograph by Eddie Jim via the Sydney Morning Herald<p>Australia Post chief executive Ahmed Fahour …

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Drone project: delivery terminal<p>DPDgroup is pursuing its project for delivering parcels by drones and paying close attention to ensuring the safety …

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Mercedes partners with U.S. startup to push drone delivery forward

The latest company leaping into the delivery-by-drone business has long been known for performance vehicles of an entirely different …

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​Domino's partners with Flirtey for pizza drone delivery

Australian pizza giant Domino's has enlisted the help of drone delivery experts Flirtey to bring its pizza delivering DRU Drone to market.<p>Domino's …

Swedish church taps military drones to drop Bibles on ISIS

An Evangelical church in Sweden plans to use military drones to try to persuade Muslims in Syria to convert to Christianity.<p>But instead of using the unmanned aerial vehicles to drop bombs, Livets Ord plans to drop Bibles -- thousands of electronic copies -- over the region wracked by …

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‘Drone runways’ are the apartment upgrade for the super-rich

Are drone-ready skyscrapers the next big thing?

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Activists are using drones to rain flash drives full of TV shows on North Korea

A North Korean activist who escaped the country in 2004 has admitted for the first time that his organization is using drones to covertly enter the …

Drone killer: shotgun-like stunner fires “frequency hacks” at airborne pests

There’s a new drone killer in town: a gadget that looks like the offspring of a futuristic laser rifle that fell in love with a TV antenna from the …