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Amazon's drone dream sets off race to build better sensor

Published Sun, Jun 8, 2014 · 10:00 PM
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[DALLAS] In the quest to build drones that can help companies such as Amazon.com make door-to-door deliveries, engineers are racing to overcome a fundamental challenge: helping unmanned, suitcase-sized aircraft see where they're going.

The answer is developing sensors that are smart enough to keep the drones from smacking into buildings, people and anything else that would impede trav…

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