In this week’s roundup from the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International, which highlights some of the latest news and headlines in unmanned vehicles and robotics, Walmart and Zipline partner up for a drone delivery service, autonomous vehicle research in Jacksonville, Florida, USA, and the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service embraces drone technology.
Walmart, Zipline partner to launch ‘first-of-its-kind’ drone delivery service in U.S.
Walmart has partnered with Zipline to launch what’s being described as a “first-of-its-kind” drone delivery operation in the U.S.
According to Walmart, the new service will make on-demand deliveries of select health and wellness products with the potential to expand to general merchandise. Zipline’s proprietary technology will be used during the trial deliveries, which will take place near Walmart’s headquarters in Northwest Arkansas.
Operating from a Walmart store, Zipline will be able service a 50-mile radius, which is about the size of the state of