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Amazon has been teasing us about using drones to deliver our packages for years but after all the hype Amazon packages still arrive on wheels that could soon change the E. commerce giant said on Wednesday that it developed this new drone and it'll be delivering packages to customers in thirty minutes or less in the coming months the companies and saying where it will debut it made its first customer delivery by drone in the U. K. in twenty sixteen the announcement came at Amazon re Mars conference in Las Vegas an event for machine learning automation robotics and space Jeffrey dastan is there for years and was on his promise to send packages to customers buy a drone but the hype around and that service has outpaced the reality that challenge is manifold first it is technologically difficult to make sure that the drone does not trip up on some wires that are hard to see in the sky on a bomb and then separately there is the regulatory hurdles the company faces around the world to make sure that if he's as those in government that its package will be vying drones will not harm customers in anyway Amazon's electric drones can fly up to fifteen miles an carry goods under five pounds which represents the majority of items it sells and Amazon says it's adding facilities closer to urban areas Amazon has been pushing hard to automate more and more of its processes not just in delivery but also in picking and packing at its warehouses