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Robotic Aerial Vehicle Delivery System and Method

Sisko, M. (2015). U.S. Patent Application No. 14/565,348. https://patents.google.com/patent/US20150158599A1/en

Summary

In order to facilitate safe and coordinated delivery by UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles), this patent provides a landing platform. This platform is placed on a safe place, away from individuals, preferably above the roofline. The platform can sense dangerous situations, and communicate with the UAV to guide it, or abort the delivery if a safe landing is not possible. Besides that, the platform may also be connected to the inside of the building, so it can transport packages between floors.

This patent describes a platform that is placed on the roof of a building, which can receive drone deliveries. By means of an elevator, the package is then transported to a lower level, so a person can actually receive the parcel. Also, it suggests several ways of identificating the right platform/drone, such as RFID, a QR-code, and so on.

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