Robocop seems to have shrunk, and grown wings. Amazon’s research into drones is no secret. Well, at least, it’s not any more. So far, though, their public drone persona has been one of expedient delivery. Using drones to more efficiently deliver small packages. Now, it seems they’ve set their sights much higher, metaphorically speaking.
In a recently granted patent discovered by Geekwire, Amazon want to turn drones into voice activated flying personal assistants. Several use cases are cited in the patent, including as a way to see how long the line for a show is or as a tool for finding a missing child.