San Francisco Startup To Begin Delivering Drugs Via Drone

Here is a unique use of the new drone technology.

CBS San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) – A San Francisco start-up is developing a drone delivery service that promises to drug store items hovering outside of addresses in the Mission District in under 15 minutes.

QuiQui hopes to start deliveries in July, taking advantage of a recent court decision that struck down Federal Aviation Administration guidelines barring drones for commercial use.

“We’re working on a collision detection and avoidance systems and being able to handle all of the logistics of working in the real world,” said Joshua Ziering, founder of the 2-month-old company.

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The FAA is expected to issue rules for the commercial use of drones in 2015, including whether movie and television filming companies can shoot aerial photography.

In the meantime, Ziering wants to seize the moment to demonstrate that autonomous robotic couriers are…

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