Jun 9, 2019 - Technology

Amazon to begin drone deliveries "within months"

The new Amazon delivery drone

The new Amazon delivery drone. Photo: Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images

Amazon said this week that it'll begin using drones to deliver packages to some shoppers' homes "within months," AP's Joseph Pisani reports.

Details: Amazon said its new drones use computer vision and machine learning to detect and avoid people or clotheslines in backyards when landing.

The drones can fly up to 15 miles, deliver in 30 minutes and carry goods that weigh up to 5 pounds, like a paperback or toothpaste.

  • Jeff Wilke, who oversees Amazon's retail business, said the company is working with several regulatory agencies to get approval.
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