Drones instead of post men: Royal Mail trial delivery drones

by Yasmita Kumar Journalist

Friends, fellow Brits, and near-future drone pilots – can you feel it in the air? Can you sense the shift that is occurring? Devices galore have already been born out of mankind's ingenuity, and now we're taking to the skies. Royal Mail is trialling delivery drones: welcome to a post-human world.

Don't be alarmed; this new technology was designed for us. It will provide quicker, cheaper and more predictable deliveries than ever before. And who knows what else could be done with such a powerful tool in our hands...? Perhaps many things.

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Postal service Royal Mail is trailing flights via drones to help deliver packages to some of the most remote parts of the UK. They open up the bailey to transport safety equipment and health equipment to hard-to-reach areas. 

The drones will be fully autonomous. This is great as they will be able to make the journey all by themselves without the need for human help. This will also help to reduce costs. The benefits of using drones mean they will also be able to deliver and fly in poor weather conditions, overcoming the obstacles faced with transporting goods to remote areas via boats. 

What is Autonomous Delivery?

Autonomous delivery, or "drone delivery", is a system wherein drones travel to a fully automated location to deliver packages. Using innovative technology, these drones can be directed through multiple steps to reach the end-user.

The concept of using autonomous drones for package deliveries is not new. The idea was first proposed in 2013 by the founder of Matternet, Andreas Raptopoulos. The company developed a technological framework for autonomous drones that can transport goods from one point to another while avoiding obstacles like trees and buildings.

Is Automated Drone Deliveries the Sustainable Future?

As drones take flight, another dilemma has emerged: how to make deliveries on time. Logistics managers are experimenting with a new idea that could revolutionize the industry. Instead of delivering packages by truck, this technique uses automated drones to fly products straight from the warehouse to their destination. Not only is this process more responsive than shipping products by truck, but it's also more environmentally friendly and sustainable.

Are drones the future?

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You may have noticed the rise of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV's) in recent years. They've been used to shoot Hollywood movies, they patrol borders and photograph crime scenes, and governments have even employed them to spy on citizens.

But are drones the future? And what are the benefits of using them for our own personal use? We look at some of the most popular uses from professionals and individuals alike.

1) Mapping: Drones have revolutionized how we map areas from land to sea. They replace expensive planes or helicopters with cheap UAV's that can fly close enough for detailed photos or even videos. The result: a more accurate map, created quicker and more affordable than ever before.

2) Film making: Drones can also be used to quickly take high-quality photos and videos from new angles, giving filmmakers flexibility in their filmmaking. This allows them to capture unique angles that were not available without the use of drones. Most drones today come with smartphone attachments that can take filmmaking to new heights. 

3) Aerial photography: As mentioned earlier, helicopters are expensive to rent and are not always appropriate for filming certain scenes. As well, they are far less discrete than a drone. A drone is far more portable and can be flown over private property without fear of being caught by the owner or officials doing their job.

4) Security: Drones are also more reliable and can be used for security purposes. Drones can fly over rows of crops without worrying about being seen by the farmer or his equipment. They can also be flown over large crowds of people to see which ones are the most likely to be up to no good or selling drugs.

5) Search and rescue: You don't need a team of search and rescue workers with a drone. You just fly your UAV into the scene and send in your team from there. This allows for faster response time and quicker identification of victims who might otherwise not be found until days later or even weeks after they've passed away due to their location.

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