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Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Amazon drones: Technology almost there, insurance and regulation still far off | Newsroom | Washington University in St. Louis

Amazon drones: Technology almost there, insurance and regulation still far off | Newsroom | Washington University in St. Louis

For Amazon’s recently announced drone delivery system to get off the ground, the company will have to solve numerous difficult technological challenges. Chief among them will be increasing battery life, getting the drones to work without a central command and to “think” on their own, and determining what kind of navigation sensors they will use.
Humberto Gonzalez
As complicated as those tasks may be, says a robotics expert at Washington University in St. Louis, they will be much more easily solved than the seemingly more simple issues of regulation and insurance