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IR-LOCK Sensor Enables Docking w/ UPS Delivery Truck

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The IR-LOCK Sensor appeared on a UPS delivery drone, developed by Workhorse.

Excerpt from Wired

Companies like UPS and Amazon prize efficiency above all, and deploying a fleet of drones from a warehouse in the middle of nowhere wastes time. Making them fly all the way back wastes energy. And you still need trucks, because drones can’t schlep more than a few pounds. But if you put the drones in the truck and fling them at houses to cover the last mile or so, well, then you’re on to...

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IR-LOCK Enables Safe Landings for Workhorse Package Delivery

 

Excerpt from Inside Science 

Want same day package delivery service? Keep a look out for a drone to drop it at your front door. Drone delivery is about to get real! Just a few years ago drone delivery seemed like a thing of the distant future. Not anymore. A company in Ohio, called Workhorse Group is testing package deliveries using drones...but there's a small twist. The drone comes out of the top of an electric delivery truck. After each delivery, the drone returns to the truck for its next package.

Martin Rucidlo, President of the Workhorse Group said,...

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Sneak Peek: Wibotic/IR-LOCK Automated Drone System

Early look at the Wibotic automated drone system. Includes custom-calibrated IR-LOCK sensor, MarkOne beacon, Wibotic inductive charging station, and 3DR Solo drone. 

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FOXNews: Workhorse Package Delivery Drone w/ IR-LOCK

The IR-LOCK Sensor appeared on FoxNews as a peripheral on WorkHorse's package delivery drone. 

Excerpt from globalnewswire.com

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) granted a Certificate of Authorization (COA) to the Ohio/Indiana UAS Center and Test Complex, allowing Workhorse Group Inc. (OTCQB:WKHS) and the University of Cincinnati (UC) to continue their joint development of Workhorse Group's HorseFly™ UAS, which is designed to fly to and from a standard delivery vehicle. Testing of HorseFly will take place at the Wilmington Air Park in Wilmington, OH.

Collaboration between the UC's College of Engineering and Applied Science and the...

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Solar-powered DRONEBOX System w/ IR-LOCK

Excerpt from Gizmag

The proliferation of drones for a multitude of tasks has led to improved autonomy, and reduced the level of human intervention. On the flip side, however, people are still needed to physically wrangle drones to a site whenever they are required, and much time and expense is spent deploying them. To help reduce this burden, the new Dronebox nesting platform has been created to provide 24/7 autonomous capabilities to drones. It provides an automated recharging and storage station that can be left on site so a dedicated Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) can be...

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