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prabhakar_deosthali
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Self Navigating Drones
prabhakar_deosthali   12/19/2013 8:31:37 AM
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In my opinion, if the drones are made self navigating, which means, given a destination address , they are able to navigate through the current drone traffic in air and reach the destination without any help from a remote pilot or air traffic controller , then they become a viable alternative to the delivery by road.

 

With the aid of mobile technology and smart phones , it may also be possible for the drones to track their destination if it is moving, say to deliver a  pizza to somebody taking a leisure walk in the garden or in the house backyard.

Jacob
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Re: it depends
Jacob   12/18/2013 11:13:03 PM
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"Will it cost less to deliver packages with drones? If that is the case, I think it will be more a logistics helper than a pipe dream."

HH, no chances. It may be costlier because of vehicle cost, frequent sinking with GPS, air access permission from air traffic controller etc.

Jacob
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Amazon drone
Jacob   12/18/2013 11:11:02 PM
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"Enter the drone. According to the hype, pizzas and exercise bikes will be arriving from the depot on a high-tech magic carpet. We've had successful demos of how this is done, but is it real? Amazon surely thinks so. Watch this promotional video from its recently announced drone delivery plan:"

Jim, idea is good but has to clear lots of hurdle like air traffic clearance, proper coordination with GPS for correct delivery and finally it may be expensive too. the big challenge is each customer has to identify and provide their location coordinates, while placing the order.

Hospice_Houngbo
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it depends
Hospice_Houngbo   12/18/2013 10:25:15 PM
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Will it cost less to deliver packages with drones? If that is the case, I think it will be more a logistics helper than a pipe dream.

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