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Delivery Drone

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updatedMar 26, 2021
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Crewless aerial vehicles designed to carry weight and run last-mile deliveries, reach remote or difficult-to-access locations, even in emergencies when the local infrastructure is compromised.
Crewless aerial vehicles designed to carry weight and run last-mile deliveries, reach remote or difficult-to-access locations, even in emergencies when the local infrastructure is compromised.

Crewless aerial vehicles designed to carry weight and run last-mile deliveries, reach remote or difficult-to-access locations, even in emergencies when the local infrastructure is compromised. Together with machine vision, sensors, and GPS, they are able to collect packages from their origin and deliver them to the final destination, autonomously or controlled by a remote drone driver. Current models vary in size and weight-capacity but generally, 4-8 propellers and rechargeable lithium-ion batteries provide thrust and claw-like mechanisms that are used to easily and safely attach packages underneath the body of the drone.

Gender Equality

Challenges

  • It may enhance gender-based violence by delivering objects that could undermine women's privacy and/or safety.

Opportunities

  • Guarantees delivery for areas in conflict or remote zones, ensuring the arrival of aid products, basic commodities, and medicines, where vulnerable people, mainly women, are in need.

  • It might be used as a mechanism to appropriate airspace as a public space, enhancing women's participation.

  • Can be used as a way to challenge current abortion regulations, delivering abortion pills to women in countries where they are not easily available.

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