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Matternet to launch medical drone delivery in Switzerland

Back in March, logistics company Matternet was granted permission to launch a drone delivery service over populated areas in Switzerland. Now, with the unveiling...

Risk managers hesitant to give drones clearance for take-off

'Invasion of privacy' is the number one concern for risk managers when it comes to commercial drone deployment, says a Munich Re US survey. Drones...

Flytrex launches drone delivery trial in Iceland

On-demand drone delivery service Flytrex has been granted permission to carry out missions in Reykjavik, Iceland. The flights will be delivering products from local e-commerce platform AHA. Iceland's...

Amazon patents inner-city drone delivery towers

Online retailer turned technology giant Amazon has applied for a patent for a multi-level fulfillment center to support its drone delivery business. The patent, published...

Drone defibrillator ready to take off and save lives

The prospect of any drone delivery network is complicated by privacy concerns and a lack of infrastructure. But when lives are on the line,...

Parrot revamps consumer drones for commercial market

French tech company Parrot has revamped two of its recreational drones and launched several new packages to appeal to commercial pilots and small businesses.  Parrot, a...

IBM patents drone for aerial pass-the-parcel

IBM has been granted a patent for mid-air package transfer technology that could be applied to extend the range of drone deliveries. Technology giant IBM...

MoD looking at delivery drones to resupply front-line troops

The UK government Ministry of Defence (MoD) is exploring the possible use of drones as a means to resupply soldiers on the front line. As...

EIT Digital launches cloud platform for drone services

EIT Digital, a European open innovation organization with hundreds of members across the business and research communities, is launching the 'Cloud4Drones' platform to service the...

Matternet leapfrogs Amazon to complete first city drone delivery

Switzerland's national mail service Swiss Post has signed up California-based drone company Matternet to assist with the delivery of laboratory samples between two hospitals. In...

IoB Insiders: In support of a drone registry

IoB Insiders: Adam Leach, director of research and development at Nominet, explores the proliferation of drones, the challenges this brings and why a drone register...

24-hour drone unit to assist crime-fighting in Devon and Cornwall

This summer, Devon and Cornwall Police, UK, are set to launch the first 24-hour drone unit to assist with crime fighting. The 'flying squad', as...