UPS and CVS Team Up to Attempt to Make Drone Delivery a Reality During COVID-19 Pandemic in the United States

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Drones are one of those recent trends that has morphed into a pillar of technology and even photography.

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Photo by Josh Sorenson from Pexels.

After all, optical tech provides the eyes for the flying drones out there and videography and photography captured via this medium are some of the most dynamic around.

In fact, it allows for regular people to get shots and video that was previously only the domain of specialists.

Naturally, people hope that drones can do for other industries what they have done for the average photographer and video media pro.

One major idea that has been bandied about but hasn’t really taken off in a substantive way is the concept of using drones to deliver things. Of course, that would be a much more complex task than it might seem at first glance but it looks like the COVID-19 pandemic and “social distancing” are causing renewed interest in this potential delivery method.

And US-based delivery giant UPS and pharmacy chain CVS just announced that they are collaborating on a drone delivery system to get medication to senior citizens.

“Our new drone delivery service will help provide safe and efficient deliveries of medicines to this large retirement community, enabling residents to receive medications without leaving their homes,” FStoppers quotes a CVS rep who explained the motivations behind the program.

What do you think of using drones as a delivery mechanism? A little too far out there or part of the future of drone technology?

Do you use drones in your photography or have you considered it? Let us know your thoughts on this in the comments section below.

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