Google delivery drones get go-ahead in Australia

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It's a bird, it's a plane, it's a robot delivering your coffee. Google has officially grabbed a green light from regulators for its winged drones to begin making deliveries to the public. Before you run outside and look to the skies though, here are some details. The public delivery service is confined to Canberra, Australia, specifically about 100 homes in Crace, Palmerston, and Franklin. So it's a pretty small pool of recipients to start with. Google says it will extend tomorrow homes and surrounding cities as time goes on and will educate eligible customers on keeping safe while interacting with the drones. The Approval comes after about 18 months of testing and over 3000 deliveries so that is approving track record that is helping Google secure the go ahead. If you're worried about a future full of buzzing drones keeping you awake with late night deliveries, there are some restrictions in place. Wings drones will only be able to operate between 7 AM and 8 PM Monday through Friday. They can't fly over main roads and they won't be allowed to fly closely to humans. Google's public delivery service, even if it's small is a big landmark in drone delivery attempts by large corporations. Amazon has also been working on a drone delivery service, but hasn't quite made it to commercial status, yet. You can keep up with drone delivery news right there here on Cnet.com. I'm Ashley Esqueda, be good humans.

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