Thursday, December 12, 2013

Will region be robotic powerhouse?

SHALIMAR, Fla. -- It may be the most powerful indication to date of where the future of robots is heading. Amazon, which has already changed the field of retailing, is looking into using drones to deliver packages to customers. Whether it eventually happens is unclear, but it does point out how drones will one day become a part of daily life. And it underscores why Okaloosa County is considering building a $4.5 million indoor unmanned systems R&D center in Shalimar. (Source: Gulf Coast Reporters' League aerospace quarterly, 12/10/13)