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The Morning Brew: Meet the Amazon drone hive

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Meet the Amazon drone hive

Amazon filed a patent for a "multilevel fulfillment center," designed "to accommodate landing and takeoff of unmanned aerial vehicles, possibly in an urban setting, such as in a densely populated area, according to patent No. 20170175413.

We're just going to call it a drone hive. 

A patent is no assurance that the drone hive will ever come to be, but what if it DID? Pretty sci-fi.

What about that drone buzz? If you've not heard it, it's like a prehistoric wasp is right there in your ear.

Amazon may have a plan for that as well. Earlier in June, it filed to patent ideas that would mask that irritating buzz with 'pleasing' sounds, the Puget Sound Business Journal reported. 

The first patent describes "masking" a drone's buzz with "sounds that are pleasing to bystanders or do not annoy the bystanders."

"The UAV may emit sounds using speakers or other sound generating devices, such as fins, reeds, whistles, or other devices," the filing states.

Customers could select the sounds they want their incoming delivery drone to broadcast, including special event tunes like a birthday song, a holiday jingle or an alma mater's fight song.

There is no word on when or if the hive will come to be. For now, Oklahoma City has a distribution center under construction.


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Juliana Keeping

Juliana Keeping is on the enterprise reporting team for The Oklahoman and NewsOK.com. Keeping joined the staff of The Oklahoman in 2012. Prior to that time, she worked in the Chicago media at the SouthtownStar, winning a Peter Lisagor Award... Read more ›