Remember when I told you that Amazon was thinking about using drones to deliver packages? Well, it looks like the company is one step closer to accomplishing that goal. It just secured a patent that gives us all sorts of information about the drone deliverymen that Amazon is developing.
Filed in September last year and granted at the end of the last month, US Patent No. 20150120094 relates to the use of "an unmanned aerial vehicle ("UAV") configured to autonomously deliver items of inventory to various destinations."
According to the patent, the drones will be able to plan their own routes and even communicate with one another in case obstacles like bad weather pop up. They could also look out for humans and animals constantly to avoid collisions.