Tuesday, December 20, 2016

How many drones @ 35 orders per second

The drone appears at 0:57.

Reported at In Major Step for Drone Delivery, Amazon Flies Package to Customer in England.  (The New York Times, 12/14/2016)
The buzzkill starts at paragraph 7. There are reasons to be skeptical about how broadly drones can be used, however, because of aviation rules, weather restrictions and weight limitations on cargo. 
Experts say that the advent of widespread drone deliveries, even if technically possible, would take years, and regulators from the United States and elsewhere could block the plans.

Photo credit:  LinkedIn

Reported at A Drone-Delivery Expert Answers the Big Questions About Amazon's Plans.  (The Atlantic, 12/2/2013)

Related reading:
Life in an Amazon Warehouse: Fear and Efficiency at 35 Orders Per Second.  (Gizmodo, 2/8/2016)

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