Amazon offered to transport cargo on decentralized drones. Each screw in them is a separate drone.

Conventional drones for transporting cargo are a one-piece design with four or six

screws. The load is suspended from below using a cable.

The patent application filed by Amazon describesdifferent scheme. In it, several individual drones with one propeller are fastened with cables to each other and to the cargo, forming a single structure. Drones can perform different functions - for example, they can all work together or assist one drone, which acts as a tractor.

Amazon offers to carry out the case for cargo in the form of a wing to improve the aerodynamic properties compared to a conventional box.

Previously, engineers from Ben-Gurion Universitycreated a robot from a wheeled device and a quadrocopter. The device has a housing with variable geometry and four screws that allow it to take off to overcome high obstacles.