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Amazon Unveils Futuristic Helicopter-Plane Hybrid Drone for Deliveries

  • Toothpaste, razor delivery tests possible within months
  • Drone tilts sideways after takeoff to fly like a plane
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From Inc. has unveiled a revolutionary new drone -- part helicopter and part science-fiction aircraft -- that the company expects to use for test deliveries of toothpaste and other household goods starting within months.

The new device takes off vertically, then tilts to fly horizontally like a plane. It also features artificial intelligence, using a suite of sensors the company said will allow it to fly robotically without threatening traditional aircraft or people on the ground.