Amazon tinkers with multicopters for airborne delivery

December 2, 2013 9:22 | By | Add a Comment

Dubbed “Amazon Prime Air”, the company’s latest delivery scheme uses multicopters to deliver packages in under 30 minutes. At least, that’s the lofty goal of the company. The play to have a fleet of octocopters that pick up appropriately-sized orders from the fulfillment center and fly it straight to the customer. According to the CEO Jeff Bezos the aim is for such a service to go operational within four years – a pretty optimistic goal considering the FAA will have a word or two to say in this matter, and they’re usually not quite the fast responder when it comes to policy changes.

Check out the fancy demo video after the break.


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