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Could drones deliver parcels safely?

July 26th, 2016

Episode 1085 of 1349 episodes

The government is getting together with the retail giant Amazon to start testing flying drones that can deliver parcels to your door. Amazon will look at the best way to allow hundreds of robotic aircraft to buzz around Britain's skies safely. Noel Sharkey, emeritus professor of artificial intelligence and robotics at Sheffield University, and Pippa Malmgren, co-founder of H Robotics, share their safety concerns with Justin Webb. (Image: Drone. Credit: Getty Images.)

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