Amazon has made it clear that the company intends to use drones in its business. The company is developing a system that allows drones to deliver small packages to its customers. But in addition to package delivery, Amazon has filed a patent for small drones that can “ride along” with regular citizens or police and help them with tasks. With police, the drones would be programmed to respond to voice commands like “snap a picture” or “check that license plate”. The drones could even follow suspected criminals if the officer is unable to keep up with them. For the average citizen, the drones could be used to locate missing children or escort someone as they walk home at night.
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