A self-guided drone received a permit to fly in America

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The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has allowed the drone of American Robotics to fly over certain areas of the states of Kansas, Massachusetts, and Nevada without human intervention.

The future of parcel delivery can be self-guided drones that navigate to deliver the cargo entrusted to them to the specified address. It is not yet known when this mode of logistics may become commonplace, but the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has now taken an important step toward achieving this: it has allowed a company called American Robotics to fly their drones without human supervision. While this is indeed a milestone, it does not yet mean that the human factor will be completely removed from the formula. The FAA stipulates in the permit issued that each drone must have a person who will inspect the structure and can be reached remotely at any time to run a security check on it. However, he does not interfere in the flight.

The robot, named Scout, takes off from a box-looking base and then performs the task assigned to it. It can also interrupt your journey if necessary. The machine uses its acoustic sensor to avoid accidents: it can detect other drones around it so you can avoid them. In addition, the base station can detect the structure from a distance of 3.2 km, so it can force it to land. So far, the FAA has only issued permits for certain areas of Kansas, Massachusetts and Nevada, so it’s not that self-driving drones can show up anywhere, anytime in America.

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