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#181 Matt R.

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Posted 11 November 2020 - 10:56 PM

InDro is certainly an interesting local company.

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#182 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 12 November 2020 - 02:55 AM

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#183 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 16 March 2023 - 07:19 AM

Zipline's New Drone Brings Aerial Delivery Closer for Millions More of Us

The new aircraft are in testing and should go into service by early 2024.

 

https://www.cnet.com...ons-more-of-us/

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#184 Mike K.

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Posted 16 March 2023 - 08:02 AM

I already foresee mayhem. Dropping a package onto a flower bed or onto a car or placing it in a precarious place the AI thinks is a sidewalk or driveway is going to be a real challenge, I think. If you think about it, packages are left in very precise places, to limit exposure to weather, to not be in the way, to be hidden from direct sight from a sidewalk if possible, etc.
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#185 Barrrister

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Posted 16 March 2023 - 08:10 AM

Shoot it down and win a prize. 


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#186 LJ

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Posted 18 March 2023 - 07:39 PM

The drones are so damn noisy, they shouldn't be used in this manner at all.

 

They should be restricted from any residential area, IMO.


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#187 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 19 March 2023 - 02:39 AM

The drones are so damn noisy, they shouldn't be used in this manner at all.

 

They should be restricted from any residential area, IMO.

 

I think it's just a different noise from street noise.  And in this example, the drone stays up high and nearly silent, it drops the delivery vessel.



#188 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 19 March 2023 - 04:59 AM

The drones are so damn noisy, they shouldn't be used in this manner at all.

 

They should be restricted from any residential area, IMO.

 

Here is how quiet it is:

 

https://youtu.be/DOWDNBu9DkU?t=830



#189 Mike K.

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Posted 19 March 2023 - 07:15 AM

I’m telling you, this is going to mess people’s property up. There’s a science to proper deliveries, and a 2D view of a drop site from up above lacks a lot of important context, and has the potential to cause damage when off even by inches. Throw some wind into the equation and the liability increases.

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#190 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 19 March 2023 - 07:22 AM

That thing looks like it can handle wind pretty well.

One might say roads for Amazon delivery trucks “mess up” our collective property.

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Posted 19 March 2023 - 07:32 AM

Will drones use the enter phone at my building so I can buzz them into the lobby?



#192 Mike K.

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Posted 19 March 2023 - 07:32 AM

Package on a string is not good in wind.

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#193 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 19 March 2023 - 07:33 AM

^ some homeowners will not benefit. Right away. Most will.

#194 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 19 March 2023 - 07:34 AM

Package on a string is not good in wind.


In most wind it’s fine. The droid has mobility too. In up to 15 mph they tested it to hit a dart board sized target with 🎯 over 99% accuracy. The drone can still fly short one propeller and it has a parachute safety too.

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#195 Mike K.

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Posted 19 March 2023 - 07:36 AM

So one in 100 delivered parcels will be off target and in a flower bed, or smashing through a window because a gust of wind came out of nowhere?

This is another dumb idea nobody asked for, that will fade away like the rest of the dumb ideas we’ve debated on here, that never went anywhere.

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#196 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 19 March 2023 - 07:38 AM

Watch the video. Been in use in Rawanda for 6 years.

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Posted 19 March 2023 - 07:39 AM

So one in 100 delivered parcels will be off target and in a flower bed, or smashing through a window because a gust of wind came out of nowhere?

This is another dumb idea nobody asked for, that will fade away like the rest of the dumb ideas we’ve debated on here, that never went anywhere.


Amazon delivers 1 in 200 packages to the wrong house now. Then some are stolen. 15% are returned.

#198 Nparker

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Posted 19 March 2023 - 07:39 AM

...The droid has mobility too...

OK, if we're talking droids that's entirely different matter.

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#199 Nparker

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Posted 19 March 2023 - 07:41 AM

...This is another dumb idea nobody asked for, that will fade away like the rest of the dumb ideas we’ve debated on here, that never went anywhere.

CoV council elections being the exception to the rule.



#200 Mike K.

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Posted 19 March 2023 - 07:41 AM

Amazon delivers 1 in 200 packages to the wrong house now. Then some are stolen. 15% are returned.


None of which drones solve. There’s even a higher likelihood packages will end up in the wrong places.

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