Google Gets A Patent for Drone Delivery

Google has gotten a patent for drone delivery. “Google’s patent, awarded Tuesday, describes a hovering drone that uses a tether to lower a box containing a package. A ‘bystander communication module’ attached to the box would put out an ‘avoidance cue’ such as a beeping sound or the words ‘delivery in progress, do not approach’ while the package was being lowered, and the system could be configured to show blinking red or yellow lights to warn people away as the package descended.”