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Amazon patent reveals warehouse drones with claws and airbags

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Another Amazon patent has appeared at the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

In the document, Amazon details a new type of drone designed specifically for its warehouses.

Unlike quadcopters and similar drones consumers are familiar with, Amazon’s illustrations show a unique bubble-like drone with a claw similar to the one found in crane arcade games.

Amazon owns a large number of warehouses where employees reportedly work at sometimes grueling paces to meet performance requirements and fill orders.

The company has previously patented technology seemingly intended to increase their performance or make sure they’re not slacking, including a wristband that reportedly snitches on employees.

This latest patent hints that the company may be turning to drones as a way to improve its warehouse performance.

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