Amazon patents idea of delivery drones with robotic wings and legs to help it land

Amazon has been awarded two patents in which it outlines propellers with robotic adjustable wingtips and legs that act as landing gears to help drones touch down on uneven surfaces. The e-commerce giant’s latest idea describes an “adjustable landing-gear extension” that can be extended or contracted. Amazon says “distance determining …

Amazon’s new drone delivery plan includes package parachutes

Amazon’s latest patent filing just dropped Amazon parachute patent by Stephan Kozub When it comes to drones, Amazon seems to have no shortage of ideas. In December, The Verge reported that Amazon filed a patent for a flying airship warehouse designed to expedite drone deliveries. Although it may not be …

Disney patent seeks to ground peeping drones

by Richard Bilbao The Walt Disney Co. has had enough with the risk of pesky drones sneaking peeks of ongoing construction or filming for movies. The company (NYSE: DIS) filed a patent, dubbed Commercial Drone Detection, aimed at intercepting drones launched by fans and media get a listen or a look …