Amazon has shown off its top-secret drone lab in Cambridge for the first time. The internet retail giant invited local newspaper The Cambridge News inside the research and development (R&D) centre, situated on Castle Park business estate, along with eight students from Steeple Morden Primary School.
The drones are being developed for Amazon’s Prime Air Service — a programme that would enable the company to deliver 2kg packages up to 15 miles in less than 30 minutes using drones that can fly up to 50mph.
During the visit, the nine and 10-year-olds were shown a number of Amazon’s drone prototypes, as well as some of the equipment that’s being used to develop parts for them. They were also shown individual drone components, including different types of batteries and wing designs.