Monday, February 03, 2020

Drones May Never Float Around in Crowded Indian Skies Delivering Parcels, Food

New Delhi: Indians are quick to adapt to newer, advanced technologies. While scientific areas like Artificial Intelligence (AI), the Internet of Things (IoT), and Machine Learning (ML) are flourishing in India, there is one new-age tech that might not function very well with the nation’s heavily populated urban areas.
Several e-commerce companies have been pitching to introduce a drone-based delivery platform, food delivery firm Zomato has even tested a payload delivery from a hybrid drone. 

Researchers, however, believe drone-based aerial deliveries is unrealistic in packed Indian suburbs, despite the demand for such functionality sky-rocketing in the e-commerce space, media reported on Monday.

The ability to meet the soaring demands of drone-based deliveries for everyday items is currently very low and financial constraints also play a role.

Experts from the Canadian University of Waterloo analysed differences that might arise between initial investments, the deployment of drones, the landing of the unmanned devices, and revenue extracted from aerial deliveries under possible circumstances like technological limitations, preference of drone deliveries by customers and regulatory restrictions, the report said.

The study comes at a time when Indian bodies are dealing with the development of advanced technologies and exploring ways to develop drone-based solutions for everyday issues in the country.

The Drone Federation of India (DFI) signed a memorandum of understanding with Amazon Web Services in early January, entitling the American company to drive the innovation and development of the drone-ecosystem in India.

Against the backdrop of recent drone attacks in Saudi Arabia, the otherwise multi-functional technology has come under scrutiny in India.
03/02/20 Sputnik
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