X

This website uses cookies.

This website uses cookies to improve user experience. By using our website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Cookie Policy.

I agree
Learn More
Great Geek Gifts in the Technabob Shop!Get Technabob Daily: Join our Mailing List! | Follow Us: Facebook | Twitter
Awesomer Media Sites: THE AWESOMER | MIGHTYMEGA | 95OCTANE
subscribe to our rss feedsubscribe via e-mailfollow technabob on twittertechnabob facebook fan pageGoogle+follow us in feedly
Follow Us:
Cool Gadgets, Gizmos, Games and Geek Stuff on Technabob

Google Project Wing Drone Delivery Service: An Endless Waltz of Packages

by Lambert Varias
Advertisement

Like Amazon, it appears Google has been mulling the use of drones to deliver goods. The company recently unveiled its Project Wing, a system that uses drones with the goal of delivering goods within two minutes after an order is placed. That’s a beam saber to the heart of courier companies.

google-project-wing-drone-delivery-servicezoom in

According to The Atlantic, Google has been working on Project Wing for two years now. Its current drone prototype is a small tail-sitter – an aircraft that takes off and lands on its tail, similar to rocket spacecraft. Unlike Amazon’s drone, which drops almost to the ground to deliver its payload, Project Wing’s drone uses a winch to lower its cargo. Google resorted to this method as a safety precaution, but it also presents its own set of problems, such as the winch being stuck or tangled. To counter these problems, Google added an “egg” at the end of the winch that “detects that it has reached the ground, releases the delivery, and signals that it should be cranked back up.”

Have your browser deliver you to The Atlantic for the full story of Project Wing. It’s still very early days for the project and for mass mobilization of drones in general, even if you just consider the legal hoops that such a system would have to go through. Google still has time to develop Project Wing Zero and Project Wing Zero Custom.

[via The Atlantic via The Next Web]

Deals in The Technabob Shop




More from Awesomer Media...

Lexus Lane Valet

Lexus Lane Valet

StarCraft: Remastered

StarCraft: Remastered

2006 Ford GT Does World’s Fastest Standing Mile

2006 Ford GT Does World’s Fastest Standing Mile

Toyo Tires and BJ Baldwin Tear up Cuba in Recoil 4

Toyo Tires and BJ Baldwin Tear up Cuba in Recoil 4

New Alien: Covenant Poster Art Is Brilliantly Horrific

New Alien: Covenant Poster Art Is Brilliantly Horrific

R2-D2 Is Sad That Obi-Wan Doesn’t Remember Him

R2-D2 Is Sad That Obi-Wan Doesn’t Remember Him

Advertisement