Thursday March 22, 2018

Amazon Patents Drone Able to Understand Speech and React to Gestures

Amazon is known for constantly patenting different things, but this time they might be on to something. Their latest patent is interesting and a little funky because it's a patent for drone technology that allows the drone to understand what a person is saying and interpret human gestures. In this case I'm on board and I can't wait to tell a drone to frak off if it's in my yard and I didn't order anything. Also, I'm sure I could think of a couple of gestures to go along with the choice words I spew out.

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In the filing, Amazon says the technology could be used to adjust plans for a drone delivered package after getting feedback from humans either through visible and audible gestures. Amazon doesn’t specify what gestures the drone could react to, but directions to place a package in a certain spot, or a wave of the arms to tell the machine not to come any closer seem like solid bets.