Alibaba is a company in China. They are the first company to launch drones for deliveries! Apparently the trial will last three days and be limited to areas within a one-hour flight of its distribution centres in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou.
Amazon, Google and parcel service UPS are among other companies carrying out more private trials of such aircraft.
Alibaba is using its drones to deliver orders for a specific type of ginger tea, helping limit the maximum weight of the packages to 340g (12oz).
The Tech in Asia blog, which was one of the first to report the development, said the experiment was being undertaken by Alibaba’s Taobao division – an eBay-like marketplace that connects third-party sellers and buyers – and would involve 450 shoppers.
Do you think that these are trustworthy?
Would you want your delivery to be brought to your front door by a robot drone?