Thursday, January 07, 2016

Biggest obstacle for delivery drones isn’t the technology: It’s you and me - The Washington Post

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"People are the problem. And people present massive, often glossed-over stumbling blocks for delivery drones ever getting off the ground. While small drones already have been a retail hit — selling an estimated 700,000 units last year alone — some experts fear that people problems could delay the widespread adoption of more advanced, autonomous delivery drones by several years, dwarfing what many think of as the final obstacle for commercial drones: federal airspace regulations, which are expected later this year.

“I’m just not that optimistic,” Cummings said.

Drone researchers call these challenges the problem of “the last 50 feet,” said Parimal Kopardekar, principal investigator for NASA’s Unmanned Aerial Systems Traffic Management program."
Biggest obstacle for delivery drones isn’t the technology: It’s you and me - The Washington Post
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