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Multicopter Based Delivery Systems: Any existing projects?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Euan Ramsay Jan 6, 2016. 14 Replies

Over at Pigeon Post Systems were are in the process of setting up an open standards platform for a fully automated package delivery system.Check…Continue

QuadCopter Package Delivery Project

Started this discussion. Last reply by u4eake Oct 28, 2011. 2 Replies

Hi AllI'm new to this website add forum but for a while now I have been developing an idea which will (hopefully) change the way snail mail is delivered and bring postal systems around the world into…Continue

Tags: project, snail, mail, Pigeonpost

 

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Euan Ramsay replied to Nathan Rae's discussion Multicopter Based Delivery Systems: Any existing projects?
"We have just finished the latest version of our ProDropper system. 4-8S input, 12V DC output (for search light), UAVCAN and PWM control options. Achieved 40kg on the bench.Side by side with Andreas' standard EPM. Ours is on the left."
Jan 6, 2016
Jure M commented on Nathan Rae's blog post Invalidating Amazon's Drone Mapping Patent
"Check this article on how to fight patents: Ask Patents."
Jun 17, 2015
Jure M commented on Nathan Rae's blog post Invalidating Amazon's Drone Mapping Patent
"Check this article on how to fight patents: Ask Patents."
Jun 17, 2015
George Kelly commented on Nathan Rae's blog post Invalidating Amazon's Drone Mapping Patent
"One more time - '...consider letting the patent office know.' George"
Jun 16, 2015
George Kelly commented on Nathan Rae's blog post Invalidating Amazon's Drone Mapping Patent
"I should have written - 'If you think they're patenting something you've put into the public domain without adding anything new and inventive, consider letting the parent office know.' George"
Jun 16, 2015
George Kelly commented on Nathan Rae's blog post Invalidating Amazon's Drone Mapping Patent
"Also, I think you have to consider the claim in its totality - they seem to be claiming the combination of drone-to-drone communication and existing 'delivery parameters' to achieve a unique result involving delivering things. Bundling…"
Jun 16, 2015
Petr Hubacek commented on Nathan Rae's blog post Invalidating Amazon's Drone Mapping Patent
"Someone want to patent manycopter? A new approach for multicopter. Amazon or Google maybe. :-)"
Jun 16, 2015
Petr Hubacek commented on Nathan Rae's blog post Invalidating Amazon's Drone Mapping Patent
"Is something publicly already known patentable?  I am surprised amazom can patent something that is already used - drone comunication was already posted and presented several times. There was a presentation of sending data from one drone to…"
Jun 16, 2015
Thomas the Nerd commented on Nathan Rae's blog post Invalidating Amazon's Drone Mapping Patent
"When a patent is filed, the author will try to claim as many things as possible. The USPTO will reject some claims, or request revisions. So by the time the patent is approved, maybe only a few of your original claims stand. It's kindof a…"
Jun 16, 2015
Joe Renteria commented on Nathan Rae's blog post Invalidating Amazon's Drone Mapping Patent
"They are going to try to cover as much as they can in their claims. A patent being granted does not mean much, it only gives them something to show up with in court."
Jun 16, 2015
George Kelly commented on Nathan Rae's blog post Invalidating Amazon's Drone Mapping Patent
"There are mechanisms for the public to challenge patents directly through the USPTO (without the costs of lawyers or courts). Especially before granting or soon after. They require submitting what you think is prior art. I don't think the…"
Jun 16, 2015
George Kelly commented on Nathan Rae's blog post Invalidating Amazon's Drone Mapping Patent
"Is it an actual patent, or (as far as I can see), just an application for a patent at this point? George"
Jun 16, 2015
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Invalidating Amazon's Drone Mapping Patent

Back in May Chris posted a news item about Amazon's drone based delivery system patent which got some attention but most people missed …See More
Jun 16, 2015
Nathan Rae commented on Chris Anderson's blog post Patent application for Amazon's drone mothership
"I think I can invalidate most of this patent (Claims 1 through 15 at first reading) with the demonstration of "Prior Art" which was one of the reasons why I described a similar concept here on DIYDrones.com in Feb…"
May 10, 2015
Eric Kubicka replied to Nathan Rae's discussion Multicopter Based Delivery Systems: Any existing projects?
"I am curious as to what the litigation will look like for accidents. This to me is the biggest issue (not the tech)"
Sep 2, 2014
Stuart Norton replied to Nathan Rae's discussion Multicopter Based Delivery Systems: Any existing projects?
"Hi there, I've been working through an algorithm for accurate ultrasonic autolanding. I've published it here: Download PDF The next step would be a PCB which interfaces to the Pixhawk through a SPI or similiar, some firmware, and some…"
Jul 25, 2014

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Invalidating Amazon's Drone Mapping Patent

Posted on June 16, 2015 at 3:30am 11 Comments

Back in May Chris posted a news item about Amazon's drone based delivery system patent which got some attention but most people missed …

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Pigeon Post Smart Case Switching Modeling

Posted on March 12, 2013 at 3:17pm 4 Comments

Here's some research models showing how the …

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Autonomous UAV Delivery System Update

Posted on February 19, 2013 at 9:00am 1 Comment

Following on from this mornings post about delivering cupcakes I thought I'd post a talk I gave last week at the Bootstrap Business Club in Manchester, UK. 

The main conceptual difference between the many Cupcake/Taco/Burrito Copters (including the Matternet idea http://matternet.us/ ) and…

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Pigeon Post Smart Case Update

Posted on May 1, 2012 at 3:30am 0 Comments

Following on from the Tacocopter post I thought I'd update you on the Pigeon Post Smart Case design.

So I received some feedback from the last version (V 0.1.4) and have added it to my own…

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