Australia Posting Testing Mail Delivery Drones

Published by , April 17, 2016 9:39 pm

(RoboticsTrends) Australia Post is testing mail delivery drones that could allow for faster delivery of medication and online shopping items. “Just like vans, trucks and airplanes, they didn’t replace what we do,” Australia Post chief Ahmed Fahour said. “This trial is another exciting example of how we’re looking to the future with emerging technologies to make life easier for our customers.”
The delivery drones are expected to cost $10,000 each and can deliver 2kg packages over 25km. At the moment, Australia Post is performing closed-field trials, while a customer trial is expected to follow later this year. Australia Post is working closely with local start-up ARI Labs to demonstrate the reliability and applications of the technology.

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