Drones have become a part of our daily lives in the past few years, and their use is rapidly expanding. As well as their use by hobbyists, an increasing number of work-based applications are being developed for the small flying robots.
Parcel delivery promises to be one of the most useful areas of development, where it has the potential to provide a revolutionary way of eliminating the need for human involvement in door to door deliveries. The technology to enable this has been long awaited by the larger parcel delivery companies, and it has now become available, thanks to a Hungarian invention. The essence of the new development is a cleverly designed fastening and release device that can be mounted on to most standard drone-type devices.
The device has its origins back in 2014. The Hungarian inventor, Gyula Sebő, was working on technology to be used for specialised task of training and running dogs. He created a remote-controlled device that used electromagnetism to attach, transport and release objects. His original idea was that this could be used with drones by dog owners to make it easier to exercise their pets. The broad idea was that dog owners could make their ball-loving pet run using a dog toy carried by a drone, remote-controlled from the comfort of the owner’s armchair…
As time passed, the inventor realised that there was a far wider range of opportunities for his newly designed system, which he has already registered for protection with an EU patent. There are many possible uses in the areas of industry and agriculture. Parcels can be attached by elastic straps, with the precise configuration depending on the size and consistency of the package. The ideal method of delivery is to release the parcel while in the air.
The inventor, along with JULIUS-K9 Zrt., the company financing his work so far, are currently looking for investor partners to place the device on the market and to develop it further.