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In need of groceries fast? Amazon uses drones to deliver groceries

An Aerial MOB drone is used to shoot a scene on the set of "Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders" on Sept. 9, 2015 in Santa Clarita, Calif. The eight-rotor model is capable of carrying a 22 lb. camera and flying at 40 mph. The company, with offices in Los Angeles, San Diego and Vancouver, provides unmanned aerial cinematography services. (Myung J. Chun/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Written by Carlius Williams, Staff Writer

Amazon is about to eliminate the strain of shopping and loading grocery carts.

The big thing in recent technology is drones, and Amazon is about to change the grocery game with their new grocery-delivering robots. They have plans to expand Amazon Fresh to include delivery by drones. The drones will not be like the air drones but more like delivery parcels.

The drones are able to provide travel at lower speeds and can travel on pavement and sidewalks for convenience. They can detect obstacles, and be overtaken by human operators. They also come equipped with microphones and speakers.

The drones are more so better equipped for smaller cities than busy streets. The drones are GPS tracker equipped to prevent theft and are basically built like cheaper model, self-driving vehicles.  A Walmart in Arkansas is trying a concept similar to this.

There is a company in Japan that has successfully used air drones to deliver medicines and other supplies to the elderly in remote rural communities. The drones are powered by companies like Heinla and Starship Technologies.

The drones are expected to be sold commercially by 2017 once the companies finish the end parts, such as navigation around certain cities and countries.

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