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Amazon has just been given a patent for a drone which can react to hand gestures and human voices. This device can be used for package-delivery, according to the company.
First, Alexa seemed to read the minds of millions Now, Amazon's latest investment could allow drones to read our hand signals. Amazon.com was recently granted a new patent by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for a drone that can be used for delivery and respond to human gestures.
Amazon has expressed desire to develop a fleet of unmanned aerial vehicles that can send packages to customers in 30 minutes or less. The patent has been issued this week and it says that the drone can adjust its behavior depending on a person's gestures. This can be a thumbs-up, shouting or waving of arms. The machine can release the package it's carrying, change its path of flight to avoid crashing, ask humans a question or cancel the delivery, the patent says.