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Re/code reports that "Amazon has applied for a patent for tailoring its fulfillment centers for a future where drones are delivering items to people’s doorsteps in urban areas.

"The e-commerce giant imagines beehive-like towers filled with robots, where drones can dock and be restocked before flying out again for another delivery. In the patent application, Amazon says its current delivery centers are relegated to the outskirts of urban areas, where there’s enough space available to accommodate a large warehouse." And, they're designed to satisfy customers who "are becoming accustomed to speedy, on-demand delivery and services, where packages are delivered within a few hours or the same day, fulfillment centers located far away from densely populated urban areas aren’t always convenient enough."
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