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Google Project Wing is testing delivery drones in Australia

The Google Project Wing effort has led the software company to develop and test drones that could be used to help deliver goods and provide emergency aid

Michael Hatamoto | Aug 28, 2014 at 6:51 pm CDT (0 mins, 44 secs time to read)

Google's Project Wing effort is tasked with developing drones that can be used to deliver goods and relief aid in case of a national emergency. The drone has four propellers that are electrically driven, with a wing span up to five feet, and weighs under 19 pounds. There have been at least 30 test flights conducted in August alone, as the research team begins analyzing test flight data.

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The appeal of delivery drones has piqued the interest of Amazon, and it looks like Project Wing from Google will have the same type of overview. It will still take years of development before Project Wing is able to realistically develop goods, with the potential of receiving products in a short amount of time.

"We're now back in California reviewing what we've learned from the tests and preparing our next set of adventures," Google said in a press statement.

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