In the middle of a viral crisis fueled by human interaction, artificial intelligence and flying drones came to rescue of marooned senior housing residents and staff caught up in pandemic lockdowns.
Across the skies of west central Florida, drones are retrieving prescription medications from CVS Pharmacies and delivering them to The Villages, one of the country’s biggest retirement communities. The first flights will be less than a half mile, with the potential to expand deliveries from two additional CVS pharmacies in the area, according to UPS. The ultimate goal of the program is to make deliveries directly, with the drone lowering packages by winch, according to the company.
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