Amazon.com's unmanned aircraft deliveries face legal and regulatory obstacles

  • Article by: SCOTT MAYEROWITZ , Associated Press
  • Updated: December 2, 2013 - 11:10 PM

NEW YORK — Jeff Bezos' idea to let self-guided drones deliver packages may be too futuristic for Washington to handle.

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djs185Dec. 2, 13 7:38 AM

That will really jam up the skys

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optionDec. 2, 13 8:26 AM

Great idea. It won't jam up the skies because they will 'fly' at altitudes that are very low and won't interfere with existing airplanes. George Jetson, here we come!

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detachedDec. 2, 13 9:15 AM

Can't wait to look up and see the clear blue sky cluttered with hundreds of buzzing amazon, ups and fedex drones, or to get hit in the head by a box of consumer goods that fell off a drone. Humans, they're the worst.

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scubadoo68Dec. 2, 13 9:27 AM

It won't jam up the skies until all other online retailers want to do this. It seems like a horribly inefficient delivery method. Instead of on drone per package, they need one drone that is capable of 100 packages.

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Izzy96Dec. 2, 13 9:45 AM

Now if Starbucks could just get ahold of this technology...

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tellyvalkerDec. 2, 13 9:51 AM

Great idea until somebody gets hurt by one, they sue for injuries and end up owning Amazon.

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sidhartmannDec. 2, 13 9:53 AM

Ha! No thank you. I don't want our airspace polluted with this. Plus, who want parts and pieces dropping from the sky and blades coming down in landing all over. Is this April fools?

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ol2096Dec. 2, 1310:13 AM

As I saw someone tweet, you know who will stop this? Old people. Old people complaining to their city councils about drones flying past their houses. But in reality, these would be excellent to have delivering goods. And if more companies start using this technology, all the better. I like having things delivered quickly and efficiently.

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EleanoreDec. 2, 1310:34 AM

I don't believe it. I think it's basicly a unsupportable idea that amazon is using to get their name mentioned by all the news outlets for free at this buying time of year.

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johndontDec. 2, 1311:27 AM

Flying Leaf Blowers! Yikes!!

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