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Amazon Wants Drones to Communicate with Humans

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While it sounds crazy, it’s all to make drone technology more mainstream for businesses and consumers.

Amazon might bring the world talking drones. Yes, you read that correctly.

According to airstoc, “Their patent application for the Prime Air delivery drones revolves around using the propellers to create sound and messages such as ‘Watch out!’ to reduce the potential risk of a drone delivery landing and causing injury to humans.”

Amazon also wants to use LED lights on the propellers of drones to give a “visible warning” that synchronize together and generate words by the propeller movements, such as “HELLO” in bright lights as it lands.

While it sounds crazy, it’s all to make drone technology more mainstream for businesses and consumers. Amazon wants Prime Air delivery to become the next, greatest way we send and receive goods, and this is one step forward.

Click here to read the full article on airstoc.

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This article is shared as part of our “The Invisible Hand: Hidden Forces of Technology” series. In 2016, Social Media Week’s global theme will explore the intangible, under-valued processes driving our technology, and ultimately, our decisions, forward.

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