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Amazon's unmanned drones plan: claims and criticism (with videos)

Amazon are planning to use unmanned drones, similar to those used by the military, in delivering packages to customers. Click here to watch a video abo...

Freddie Pierce
|Dec 10|magazine3 min read

Amazon are planning to use unmanned drones, similar to those used by the military, in delivering packages to customers.

Click here to watch a video about this.

The online retailer's Chief Executive Jeff Bezos has claimed that it would mean people receiving packages in just 30 minutes

During a TV appearance, Bezos showed a video where the tiny robotic devices, known as octocopters, picked up items in small yellow buckets and flew them through the air.

Speaking to CBS, Bezos said: "I know this looks like science fiction. It's not.

"We can do half-hour delivery ... and we can carry objects, we think, up to 5lbs, which covers 86 percent f the items that we deliver."

However, some industry commentators have highlighted what they deem to be problems with this ambitious idea. 

Click here to watch a video of what one video blogger has to say on the matter.