Australian company offers textbooks via drone

October 17, 2013

Zookal, an Australian startup that sells and rents textbooks to university students has launched a pilot project to deliver its products instantly via drone. Zookal has partnered with a University of Sydney-supported startup called Flirtey, whose “hexacopter” drones will fly to a designated GPS location based on data sent from an app on the customer's cell phone. While the drone is not equipped with a camera, it does have collision-avoidance systems to prevent crashes with birds, trees, buildings, and overhead wires.