By Robert Gordon
Program Director, Reverse Logistics Management at American Public University
In July 2015, the first drone delivery took place in the United States. This joint effort between NASA, the University of Virginia, and an Australian drone manufacturing company made a delivery of pharmaceuticals to a free clinic in Virginia. This historic delivery marks the beginning of a world filled with the conveniences that drones will bring.
As great as this advancement with drones is, the United States is well behind many other industrialized nations. In fact, Switzerland has already started using drones for mail delivery. The U.S. Postal Service is seriously considering using drones, but nothing has been decided yet.
By Prof. Karen Gail Hand
Faculty Member, Information Technology at American Public University
In the same way that personal computers and the Internet revolutionized the world in the 1980s and 90s, respectively, advancements in robotics will revolutionize the world within the next decade, and well beyond.