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Amazon and Google Aren't the Only Ones with a Delivery Drone

Jul 31, 2015

Article | Interview | Video

In the race to develop a drone that delivers packages, don’t count out Workhorse, a truck maker based in Loveland, Ohio.

Workhorse isn’t as high profile as Amazon or Google, but on Tuesday it demonstrated an eight-rotor delivery drone designed to work with its electric trucks and utilize some of the same battery technology.

“Our concept is, you have a package-delivery drone that rides on top of a truck as the driver goes about his day, and helps to pick off outliers on his route to help cut down on the cost of delivery per package,” said Elliot Bokeno, a mechanical engineer with Workhorse, who demonstrated the drone at a conference at NASA’s Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley.

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