Amazon's Prime Air drone is a delivery system in development that will use remote-controlled robotic vehicles to transport goods from the company's order fulfillment centers to the consumer.
Amazon's drones are small, unmanned octocopters -- helicopters with eight rotors -- that use GPS navigation. The drones have electric motors, which makes them more environmentally-friendly than delivery trucks.Content Continues Below
The company says that the aircraft will deliver customer orders of five pounds or less, which includes 86 percent of all Amazon orders. Customers within a 10-mile radius of a fulfillment center should be able to expect delivery inside of 30 minutes.
See an octocopter prototype test flight: