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This onion-shaped sculpture is actually a delivery drone launch station

10 Mar 2020

It’s part of Matternet’s system of using drones to deliver medical samples to labs faster.

In a few weeks, when a new drone station is installed outside a hospital in Lugano, Switzerland, hospital staff will put samples that need to get tested inside, and the station will autonomously load those samples into a drone. Then the top of the onion-shaped tower will unfurl to launch the drone into the air—sending the package to a nearby lab for quicker results than would otherwise be possible.


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