The project is being led by Google's parent company Alphabet, which managed to fend off competition from Amazon to win over Australian regulators.
A world-first drone delivery business has been granted approval to take to the skies over Canberra's north.
Wing was spun out of Alphabet's X research division in July past year to become an independent company within Alphabet and is part of the Other Bets division.
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Wing's drones are not allowed to fly over main roads, and are not permitted to fly close to crowds of people.
On the other hand Tuggeranong resident Jamie Hengst said she uses the service regularly and that "the little bit of noise you get for five minutes is totally worth it" because the drones can deliver food that's not usually available in the area in just 10 minutes. As part of the agency's new policy, drone deliveries will only be conducted on weekdays between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m. Assuming everything goes according to plan, it will expand to the suburbs of Harrison and Gungahlin in the following months.
Critics have questioned the safety of a drone delivery service amid concerns that drones could crash into people or animals.
In response, Wing said it had developed a quieter drone.
The drones are automated, and a licensed pilot is at the helm all the time, but by using machine learning they can choose a drop zone on their own, away from obstacles like trees, buildings, and power lines.
Currently, the internet giant is only operating its drone delivery service in parts of the USA with trials set to start in the United Kingdom.