Amazon files patent for a JELLYFISH drone to potentially be used in its warehouses

Mail Online | 6/19/2018 | Mollie Cahillane For
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Amazon has increasingly been moving towards automatizing its supply chain, and new publicly released patents show a strange drone with airbags and claws.

The patent for the 'Collaborative Unmanned Aerial Vehicle For an Inventory System' was filed nearly three years ago, but just became part of the public domain.

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The bizarre machine is an unmanned vehicle with a 'buoyant airbag' a 'retention feature,' 'drive unit,' and 'an onboard control module'.

The retention feature is essentially a large claw, and the potential drone would have propellers for lift and directional movement.

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The patent application says the unusual drone would be used in its warehouses for hard-to-reach places.

'Inventory systems are now occasionally split between ground floors and mezzanine levels within a large structure,' it reads.


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