Amazon Receives Patent For Miniature Drones
Amazon has been awarded a patent to develop and produce miniature drones that can be controlled by voice commands. The technology can potentially aid police officers with their job.
The drones are imagined to be small enough to fit in a pocket. The concept gets rid of the remote control which is what current drones utilize. In its stead, an automatic, voice-driven control will be used. TechRadar believes Amazon will capitalize on its new AI to enable the drone to be controlled by voice.
The pocket-sized drone which will "act as an assistant to the user" is capable of understanding voice commands through built-in software. This is reminiscent of Alexa, an app that allows the user to operate the smart speaker Amazon Echo using his or her voice. The drone can also be operated using controls from the app if the voice-command option is not needed.
The mini-drone will be equipped with a camera and a microphone. Such features allow the device to do a number of tasks such as helping authorities trail suspects, locating missing persons especially children, aiding search and rescue missions at sea, and locating trapped people in burning or collapsed structures. The device can also be used in finding a car in a large parking lot and recording stunts.
The patent, which was awarded on October 18, is for an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Assistant. In the patent's abstract, it was described that the UAV assistant or miniaturized UAV can "provide enhanced support for police during routine traffic stops", "locate objects or people", and "enhances perception for improved visibility and safety."
Amazon has already toyed with the idea of using drones for delivery purposes with their Prime Air drones. Their previous attempts to do so were met with mixed reviews but the company continues to file patents on different technologies related to drones including the use of lampposts and tall buildings as docking and recharging stations for the drones.
Amazon's Music Streaming Service Now Available
Amazon has introduced a new and cheaper music streaming service similar to Spotify, Apple Music and Google Play Music.
Grab Sony Xperia XZ With Free Memory Card For Just $400, Details Here!
The Sony Xperia XZ has received a new price cut in the US. A quick look at the device's Amazon listing reveals you can grab a unit for as low as $399.99.
Asus Zephyrus Is A Skinny Gaming Laptop
The ASUS Zephyrus With GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q has a pricetag of $2,699 that comes with powerful specs and impressive features.
Google Home Proves It Is Better Than Amazon Alexa in 3,000 Question Test
A test conducted by a digital agency showed that Goggle Home is six times better than Amazon Alexa in answering 3,000 questions.
For Honor: Ubisoft Rolls Out Significant Matchmaking Update
Interestingly, a new update has been brought to For Honor thanks to Ubisoft. Check it out here!
MORE IN ITECHPOST
Top TikTok Growth Services to Check Out This Year
It's 2020, which means that it's the year of the TikTok. If you haven't already noticed, TikTok is a pretty big deal.
Wellness Technology is a Billion Dollar Industry. Here Comes the Next Wave: Death Positive & Grief Wellness
The World Health Organization estimates that 25% of all people will be affected by mental or neurological disorders at some point in their lives, with roughly 450 million individuals currently struggling with a condition.
Eight Must-Have Tools to Keep Your Car Out of Garage
We all dread taking our car to a garage for repairs. We might just want to avoid the inconvenience of being off the road or maybe the costs associated, which can even lead to knock-on effects on things like our holiday plans.
6 Hacks for Students to Choose a Laptop While on a Budget
The modern world tries to drown us in the sea of choices. One can’t simply buy a laptop - there are hundreds of laptops around and sometimes our budget becomes the only real limitation we can rely on. But how to choose other parameters to get the best laptop possible?