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Thursday March 31, 2016

Amazon Files Patent For Talking Drone Propellers

Amazon has filed a patent for automated aerial vehicle technology showing multiple propellers that not only have noise canceling ability but can be used for communications as well. I'd program it to say stuff like "Don't make me cut you! Seriously, I'll cut you!" in a crazy person's voice.

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Suppose, for instance, that the AAV were delivering an inventory item to a location. Upon approaching the location, the AAV determines (e.g., based on a video signal fed as an input parameter to the controller via a camera) that a person is situated at or near an intended or a suitable landing area corresponding to the delivery location. Such an input parameter may satisfy a flight condition corresponding to an audible communication, such as a "Watch out!" warning message. Accordingly, the controller may determine and cause to implement modulations of the rotational speed of a propeller, thereby causing the propeller to produce a series of sounds that are audibly perceptible as "Watch out!"