Amazon recently revealed their newest technology that could possibly put other online retailers to shame. The company is currently testing octocopters (little flying robots), part of a programme called Amazon Prime Air, which in the near future will be used to deliver packages to customers within just 30 minutes of placing an order.
Amazon’s CEO Jeff Bezos claims to hopefully have the technology up and running within five years’ time. The company even uploaded a promotional video showing a package being taken from the warehouse straight to someone’s front yard via an Amazon branded drone.
Of course, with every new and exciting technology there are always potential problems and restrictions: the package would need to be under 2.3kg, you would need to live within 10 miles of distribution centres, safety of the package may seem iffy and adverse weather conditions like heavy winds or rain may affect the drone’s point of direction.
The project is still in the works and isn’t expected to be released for another few years but the fact that companies are even thinking of things like flying robotic delivery systems just proves that we’re yet another step closer to living life like the Jetsons.
Will order from Amazon if only to send one of these octocopters to our door step! Come on Park n Shop send over a robot already to deliver our grocery!