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Drones air dropping textbooks

Possibly one of the most relevant uses of drones for colelge students I have ever witnessed. An Australian company, Zookal, in conjunction with the University of Sydney’s “Flirtey” program are developing a business model for delivering textbooks by pilotless drone. There are no cameras on the drone, but it does have a collision avoidance system. This could be hugely beneficial for towns in the backcountry of Australia as there are many places where it is difficult for mail to reach in a timely manner.

Commercial use of drones is still not legal in the US as the FAA is still trying to figure itself out.

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