Drones

Virginia First State to Pass Law Allowing Robots for Delivery
March 6, 2017 at 12:41 pm

Virginia is the first state to pass legislation allowing delivery robots to function on sidewalks and crosswalks across the state, according to Recode. Ron Villanueva and Bill DeSteph, the two Virginia lawmakers who sponsored the bill, worked with robotics company Starship Technologies, a ground delivery robotics company, to draft the legislation. Under the new law,…

Amazon Completes First Drone Delivery
December 15, 2016 at 10:08 am

Three years after Amazon.com revealed plans to deliver packages by drone, the company has successfully done it. On Dec. 7 in Cambridge, England, a drone-powered delivery was completed — it took 13 minutes from order to delivery. The drone departed from a custom-built fulfillment center nearby. Total Retail’s Take: Some thought Jeff Bezos’ plans to…

7-Eleven, Not Amazon, Does First Commercial Delivery Via Drone
July 25, 2016 at 12:41 pm

It's a bird, it's a plane, it's a Slurpee? That must have been on the minds of people who may have glanced up at the sky in Reno, Nev. on July 11 when 7-Eleven made the first commercial drone delivery to a private residence. According to 7-Eleven, the initial delivery included a chicken sandwich, donuts, coffee, candy…