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December 3rd, 2013 at 8:50 am

Amazon unveils plan for 30 minute delivery by drone

Jeff Bezos expects the drones to be fully autonomous and in operation within four or five years.

In a “60 Minutes” interview Sunday night with Charlie Rose, CEO Jeff Bezos made the announcement that Amazon is experimenting with drones that will deliver packages within 30 minutes. (Video)

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Bezos expects the drones to be fully autonomous and in operation within four or five years. He said there are numerous tests and regulations to deal with in the meantime. Amazon calls the drone delivery service Prime Air. No humans are involved. The small plastic package containing your items are loaded underneath a drone, which Amazon calls an octocopter, and automatically flown to your house.

CBS teased the “60 Minutes” segment repeatedly during football games Sunday, with Bezos saying he had a “big surprise” to share with everyone.

Here’s a video of the Amazon drones in action:

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Photo credit: ABC News

Via Business Insider

 

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