See Amazon’s helicopter-plane drone that will make test deliveries soon

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See Amazon’s helicopter-plane drone that will make test deliveries soon - Orange County Register

The company expects to use it for test deliveries of toothpaste and other household goods starting within months.

Amazon has unveiled a revolutionary new drone — part helicopter and part science-fiction aircraft — that the company expects to use for test deliveries of toothpaste and other household goods starting within months.

The new device takes off vertically, then tilts to fly horizontally like a plane. It also features artificial intelligence, using a suite of sensors the company said will allow it to fly robotically without threatening traditional aircraft or people on the ground.

“We have a design that is amazing,” Gur Kimchi, vice president of Amazon Prime Air, said in an interview in which he declined to say where the device would be tested. “It has performance that we think is just incredible. We think the autonomy system makes the aircraft independently safe.”
 
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