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Amazon seeks FAA permission to test drones outdoors near Seattle

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13 July 2014



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SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc is seeking permission from U.S. regulators to test its delivery drones near Seattle, as part of a rapid expansion of a program that has sparked widespread debate

Source: www.reuters.com

This is a positive move towards a regulatory pathway. For years, driverless vehicles (cars) have had large companies with deep pockets championing their cause, doing research and steering policy. Commercial drone regulations are moving slowly because of lack of commercial push.



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Andra Keay is the Managing Director of Silicon Valley Robotics, founder of Women in Robotics and is a mentor, investor and advisor to startups, accelerators and think tanks, with a strong interest in commercializing socially positive robotics and AI.
Andra Keay is the Managing Director of Silicon Valley Robotics, founder of Women in Robotics and is a mentor, investor and advisor to startups, accelerators and think tanks, with a strong interest in commercializing socially positive robotics and AI.





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