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WP: Biggest Obstacle For Delivery Drones

Discussion in 'News' started by Mark The Droner, Jan 7, 2016.

  1. Mark The Droner

    Aug 26, 2015
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    On the front page of the Washington Post (print edition) this morning:

    Biggest obstacle for delivery drones isn’t the technology: It’s you and me


    When Missy Cummings thinks about self-flying delivery drones — the kind that tech companies have been touting as being just around the corner — she likes to imagine the reaction of her 8-year-old son to a drone landing in her back yard.

    “He’d like to throw rocks at it — because it’s there,” said Cummings, a Duke professor and director of the university’s Humans and Autonomy Lab. “It’s just human nature.”

    Others might fire potshots at the unmanned aerial vehicles, just for fun, as they do at rural traffic signs, Cummings said. Pet dogs could be expected to run straight for drones. Curious children would try to grab them. So would adults...
  2. Tripnman

    Jan 6, 2014
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    Northern California
    I do hope that Amazon and the like implement drone based deliveries - then every order will come with a free drone. :)