matternet

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

matter +‎ net

Proper noun[edit]

matternet

  1. A network of autonomously controlled, multi-rotor unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) that transport small packages of a standardised size.
    • 2012 December 1, “An internet of airborne things”, in The Economist[1], volume 405, number 8813, page 3 (Technology Quarterly):
      Over the matternet [] hospitals could send urgent medicines to remote clinics more quickly than they could by roads, … .
    • 2012 December 1, “An internet of airborne things”, in The Economist[2], volume 405, number 8813, page 3 (Technology Quarterly):
      A farmer could place an order for a new tractor part by text message and pay for it by mobile money-transfer. A supplier many miles away would then take the part to the local matternet station for airborne dispatch via drone.

References[edit]

  • “Matternet: Swapping roads for flying”, in BBC[3], 2012-02-02
  • “An internet of airborne things”, in The Economist[4], volume 405, issue 8813, 2012-12-01, page 3-4 (Technology Quarterly)

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