“Humanitarian drones to deliver medical supplies to roadless areas.”
“Low-income countries might get drone deliveries before the U.S. Here’s why.”
“A Drone-Delivery Expert Answers the Big Questions About Amazon’s Plans”
“Drones to deliver medicine and food? Drones for disaster relief? 6 ways a physical internet could do good.”
Logged into the Matternet
“Forget roads – drones are the future of goods transport.”
Not Just Killing Machines: Drones Can Save Lives, Too
TEDGlobal: Are drones tools of war or a social good?
Drones Can Save The World, Drones Can Destroy Us All
Speedy delivery: Andreas Raptopoulos at TEDGlobal 2013
Could drones be the highways of the future?
Proposal pitches drone deliveries to hard-to-travel areas.
“An email doesn’t care where you are, we want to do the same with physical packages.”
The 25 Most Audacious Companies: Matternet. Drones that Do Good.
Spin-offs from the Singularity: “One of those is Matternet, which aims to build a mesh network of unmanned drones to carry supplies to places hard to reach by road — whether a Haitian earthquake zone or a remote African village.”
The drone ‘strikes’ that spread hope, not hate.
Matternet Founder Paola Santana Wants To Replace The Postal System With Drones.
Flying aid drones tested in Haiti and Dominican Republic.
Tech Idea List: 5 Nerds To Watch In 2013.
An internet of airborne things.
Q&A: Andreas Raptopoulos, co-founder and CEO, Matternet.
“Matternet: A Vast Network of Delivery Drones Will One Day Transport Our Stuff.”
“Breakthrough Innovation — Solve For X — Bring On The Moonshots”
“Google Invited These People To A Super-Deluxe Resort Last Week To Talk About The Future.”
“A start-up wants to replace road transport with swarms of tiny autonomous helicopters. Meet the firm with sky-high ambitions.”
“Matternet, a Silicon Valley start-up, has proposed a network of drones to deliver food and medicine in isolated regions around the world that are now inaccessible because they have no roads.”
“Matternet drones could one day transport goods and medicine to regions around the world with limited means and access.”
“The goal of the company, called Matternet, is to use such robots to transport drugs and medical testing kits in regions without reliable roads.”
Peter Diamandis, CEO of X-Prize, talks about Matternet: “It really is a way of envisioning a future of distribution of hardware and equipment in a way that we would be jealous of in the United States today.”
“Ray Kurzweil’s verdict on the Matternet: ‘The developed world has a huge lead over the developing world in infrastructure but our strategy should be to leapfrog these already obsolete and crumbling systems with 21st century solutions. That’s what we did with phone systems as developing societies went right to wireless and will never put in a wired land line system. Bits are already being widely distributed to emerging economies. Matternet will do that for atoms.’”
“[A] real-world, save-the-world company that’s applying quadcopter technology: Matternet.”
“Many of the unmanned aerial vehicles we hear about are flying off to war, laden with weapons or surveillance equipment. The tech start-up Matternet, however, is designing small quadcopter UAVs to carry peaceable payloads, delivering medical supplies and other necessities to areas dangerous or difficult to reach by road.”
“The brilliant minds at Singularity University are developing an internet of things they dub the Matternet which plans to deliver drugs and other small necessities to people in extremely remote locations by UAV.”