DroneDek Makes Delivery Boxes for Drones, But Patent Issues Loom
DroneDek CEO says "Probably some litigation off in the future."
DroneDek makes a smart receptacle to autonomously accept drone deliveries of meals, groceries and other goods. (They even sport a nifty 911 assistance feature!)
The company plans to install 4,000 of its delivery systems in Lawrence, Indiana over the next two years, with the first 220 arriving at DroneDek this week.
Patent disputes could complicate DroneDek’s future, however. “[There is] probably some litigation off in the future,” DroneDek Chairman and CEO Dan O’Toole told OttOmate last week.
No matter where they are or what technology they use, all drone delivery services have one thing in common — they have to drop their cargo off somewhere. And it’s likely that somewhere will be a specialized smart locker for many residences and offices. That’s where DroneDek comes in.