It’s a bird…..It’s a plane…..It’s an Octocopter!
Image a drone landing at your front door just minutes after you place an order on Amazon. This my friends, could be the way of the future.
The plan was unveiled by CEO of Amazon, Jeff Bezos on the 60 Minutes news program where he showed drones delivering packages to customers.
The drones are being called Octocopters and can carry up to 5 pounds and travel within a 10 mile radius of an Amazon fulfilment centre.
The idea behind using the Octocopters is to allow customers to get their packages in under 30 minutes and Bezos remains hopeful that this will be the way of the future.
Don’t get too excited though, these Drones still have another five years of development and will still need to be approved by the Federal Aviation Administration.
Drones are currently used in Australia and China and it may not be too long before we see them in the US.