DRONEGENUITY

A self-flying drone can legally fly in Israel

We’re one step closer to getting pizza delivered by drone.

Airobotics, an Israeli company, has been authorized by the country’s Civil Aviation Authority to fly drones without a pilot.

The fully automated drone, called Optimus, takes off, carries out missions and lands without any human pilot involved. It runs on software designed by the company which allows someone with little-to-no training to program the drone.

It’s already being used in industrial facilities. Next, the inventors hope to tap the consumer market, say by providing live traffic analysis, or for use in emergency response situations. After that could come deliveries.

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