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Amazon files patent to deploy specially designed drones in India: report

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Amazon Inc. has filed a patent application in India for multi-scale fiducials, which is essentially a mark or set of marks placed on an object to help an imaging system identify the said object, reports Business Standard. It will allow Amazon's delivery drones or automated aerial vehicles (AAVs) to identify objects from varying distances to both avoid collisions and navigate better. It will also allow the AAVs to identify other moving objects in the sky such as other AAVs and airplanes. The fiducials will have three or more scales, with one of them operating as the tracker and helping in target identification. In a 2015 patent filing in the United States, Amazon mentions: A multi-scale fiducial may have three or more scales, where the child fiducials are nested or otherwise linked by a relative position to the parent fiducials. Multi-scale fiducials…

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