By now you have likely read about the interesting news about robotics developments related to Amazon and Google. This has raised several inquiries about the significance and its impact on what Hoaloha Robotics is doing. First, with regards to Amazon’s suggestion that they might be delivering packages by autonomous drones within the next 5 years, the concept of flying drones delivering packages to your doorstep seems fraught with challenges that make this highly unlikely. However, I take it somewhat as more of a publicity move to help stimulate online purchasing for the holidays. In addition, I also think it enables Amazon to highlight the innovations they are thinking about to make deliveries to you even faster. What was surprising is that the video showed the drone flying out of what looked like a conventional warehouse. It might have been more impressive if they had shown it in a Kiva Systems-equipped warehouse,…
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I’m Tandy Trower, founder of Hoaloha Robotics. I started Hoaloha out of the vision that robotic technology is not just a promise of the future or the domain of R&D departments and over-zealous hobbyists, but an emerging new form of PC technology. To some that might seem an outlandish vision. Here in my blog, I share my thoughts on assistive, robotics, and other technology.
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