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Real-World Applications for Drones

By Logan Kugler

Communications of the ACM, Vol. 62 No. 11, Pages 19-21

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In June, Amazon announced it was close to being able to offer for package deliveries by drone for its Prime Air service. That same month, Uber said it plans to test food delivery by aerial drone in crowded cities. And drone delivery company Flytrex already touts the ability to deliver drinks via unmanned vehicle on the golf course.

Despite such announcements, drones are not crowding the skies over major cities and population centers just yet. But that may be about to change.


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