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Jedsy’s medical delivery solution: Saving lives with drones @ CES 2024

Jedsy medical delivery droneIn recent years, drone technology has emerged as a game-changer across various industries, and the healthcare sector is no exception. Among the pioneers in this field are Mirko Cesena and his team at Jedsy, who have developed an ingenious drone platform with life-saving capabilities.

Jedsy’s innovative solution

Unlike traditional drones that touch down on the ground, Jedsy’s creation takes a different approach. Their drone is equipped with a remarkable feature known as “Mailbox 2.0.” This innovative mailbox can be seamlessly attached to a window or balcony, allowing medical professionals to load essential packages onto the drone without physical contact. Once the package is secured, the window is closed, and the drone initiates its mission.

Jedsy’s drone boasts impressive capabilities. It can cover distances of up to 100 kilometers (approximately 60 miles), making it ideal for reaching remote locations. With a payload capacity of 2.4 kilograms (5 pounds), it can transport critical supplies such as medicine, blood samples, and emergency medical equipment.

Saving lives in challenging environments

The genesis of this technology lies in the urgent need to save lives in regions with limited access to medical facilities, particularly parts of Africa. Mirko and his team recognized the gaps in existing transportation methods and set out to create a reliable solution.

The development journey began three years ago, with meticulous planning, design, and testing. The drone’s unique configuration, featuring both horizontal and vertical motors, was a breakthrough. This design not only ensures stability during flight but also allows for efficient takeoffs and landings.

Jedsy’s drone platform received a patent for its innovative design, validating its effectiveness in real-world scenarios. As the technology continues to evolve, it holds the promise of transforming healthcare delivery, bridging geographical gaps, and saving lives where it matters most. Jedsy’s drone technology represents a beacon of hope for remote communities, demonstrating that innovation knows no boundaries when it comes to improving healthcare outcomes.

Mirko’s impact: From helicopter pilot to drone innovator

Mirko’s journey from helicopter pilot to drone technology pioneer has been nothing short of remarkable. His background in aviation played a crucial role in shaping the development of a groundbreaking solution that could transform healthcare delivery.

During the initial testing phase, Mirko’s skills as a pilot were put to the test. The drone’s flight behavior was unpredictable, and crashes were a constant threat. Mirko’s aerobatic expertise allowed him to navigate and control the drone effectively, saving it from disaster time and again. His commitment ensured that every glider was retrieved, providing valuable data for continuous testing and improvement.

However, the turning point came with the integration of artificial intelligence (AI). As software advancements took center stage, the drone evolved beyond its human operator. Today, it operates autonomously, surpassing even Mirko’s capabilities. The drone can now fly beyond the pilot’s line of sight, reaching remote areas with ease. Its ability to control attitude, even in challenging weather conditions, is a testament to AI’s impact.

Leveraging AI algorithms, the drone identifies the fastest routes for transportation. It optimizes delivery paths, ensuring timely and safe transport of critical medical supplies. In addition, the AI-equipped drone detects potential trouble areas, such as adverse weather conditions or obstacles. This proactive approach enhances safety and reliability.

Healthcare revolutionized

The impact of Jedsy’s drone platform extends far beyond technology. In regions with limited access to medical facilities, this innovation becomes a lifeline. Imagine remote villages in Africa receiving urgent medicine, blood samples, or emergency supplies promptly-potentially saving countless lives.

The autonomous nature of the drone reduces reliance on human pilots, minimizing human error and maximizing efficiency. As technology advances, the possibilities for drone applications in healthcare are limitless. Jedsy’s success story serves as a beacon of hope, bridging geographical gaps and improving medical outcomes where it matters most.

Glider drone for medical deliveries

The concept of glider drones for medical deliveries has emerged as a transformative force. These bird-inspired drones, designed to land on windows, utilize thermals to extend their range while conserving battery power. Jedsy, a company with a laser focus on the medical sector, aims to outperform cars in terms of cost per kilometer and reduce CO2 emissions.

Jedsy’s glider drone isn’t merely a technological marvel; it’s a lifeline for medical deliveries. Its unique design, coupled with artificial intelligence integration, positions it as an attractive alternative to traditional transportation methods. As technology evolves, the possibilities for drone applications in healthcare are boundless. Jedsy’s success story offers hope-a bridge connecting remote regions to improved medical access and outcomes.

In conclusion, the glider drone developed by Jedsy presents a promising solution for medical deliveries. Its unique design and integration of artificial intelligence, along with its potential to be cheaper and more efficient than traditional transportation methods, make it an attractive option for the healthcare industry. As technology continues to advance, the possibilities for drone applications in healthcare are vast, offering hope for improved medical access and outcomes, particularly in remote areas.

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Ottonomy robots deliver food, groceries, and packages @ CES 2022

Ottonomy delivery robotsOver the past few years, the idea of getting things – anything – delivered directly to your door has grown in popularity. The internet has given us access to goods and services all over the world, while the change in environment has made many of us stay in the house much of the time. To address this altered reality, Ottonomy has developed an exciting line of autonomous robots that can deliver nearly anything straight to your home or office.

Who is Ottonomy?

Ottonomy, the company behind the world’s first autonomous delivery robots, is quickly gaining notoriety in the robotics industry. Its robots are designed to help navigate businesses with staffing shortages for retail and restaurant industries. Their fully autonomous robots can deliver food & beverages, groceries, and packages to curbside, last mile, and even indoor environments. These robots are available on a “RaaS” (Robotics as a Service) model. Their business customers get access to a quicker, safer, and more economical delivery option as compared to traditional 3rd party delivery services. Above all these robots are set to reduce carbon emissions and improve quality of life.

Ottonomy’s delivery robots

The Ottonomy robots are designed to deliver food, groceries, packages, and other items directly to a customer’s home or office. They have three different robot models – the Ottobot (footprint is slightly smaller than an SUV), Ottobot Mini (for indoor deliveries), and Ottobox (a refrigerated version). The Ottobots have been tested at several locations in Canada including the Toronto Zoo, University of Waterloo, and McMaster Innovation Park. Over 15K pounds of goods have been delivered by Ottonomy robots in Ontario alone.

While this particular concept may not be new for some companies – Starship Technologies offers delivery bots that can carry up to 20lbs – few others have managed to actually put their robots into operation. Ottonomy is looking to change that by doing things a bit differently. Ottonomy has taken the time to develop relationships with local businesses in Ontario, Canada as well as with government leaders and regulators. The Ottobots are also great for shorter distances, so they can operate within smaller cities where similar delivery services aren’t currently available or viable due to lack of business density and high overhead costs from full-time employees.

How is Ottonomy different?

Ottonomy partners directly with retailers & restaurants while others work more on the “last mile” segment (i.e., delivering goods from UPS). Restaurants, in particular, have been quick to adopt Ottobots because of the lack of staff during off-peak hours. For example, Ottnomoy has partnered with CVG Airport in Cincinnati, Ohio. Their robots roam the airport autonomously and will stop wherever guests have placed an order to deliver a hot beverage or a meal.


The Ottobots are currently being piloted at various locations in Canada and CVG Airport in Cincinnati, Ohio, with plans for global expansion soon. If you’re interested in learning more about Ottonomy or want to see the Ottbots in action, be sure to check out their website.

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Package Clipper wants to protect your deliveries from theft @ CES 2021

Package Clipper protectorThese days, package theft is a huge issue. Chances are, you or someone you know has had at least one item stolen off of the front porch. We have even had a review product stolen from our office after being delivered. The problem gets worse year over year, and it has been incredibly difficult to solve. Fortunately, Package Protector is here with a simple and effective solution – Package Clipper.

We’ve seen companies with products to help with this problem before. But, in general, the solutions involve either laying down concrete or mounting something to the ground or wall. While this may work for some people, there are large collections of people who don’t have this option. For example, if you live in an apartment, condo, or an HOA with strong regulations, the chances of mounting a large box to place packages into are unlikely. Even if you can install something large, you may not want to because it can be unattractive.

Package Clipper has a very small base that can be mounted unobtrusively by your front door. Rather than being a box, it has clips at the end of leads that clip onto boxes or envelopes once delivered. Once clipped, the system is armed, and removing the clip sets off an alarm. Being a connected device, you can also get an alarm while away from home, via your phone.

Of course, the biggest challenge is getting the delivery drivers to actually use the Package Clipper. The company’s solution to this issue is Package Tipper, which gives the recipient the ability to tip their driver for using the system. The driver simply scans the QR code on the base unit with the driver’s app, which lets you know it’s been delivered, and gives you the ability to send a tip to the driver.

The Package Clipper is expected to enter crowdfunding in quarter 2 of 2021 with an expected retail cost of $69.99. For more information, check out the company’s website.

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