Initial Press & Interviews from the Singularity University Graduate Studies Program 2011 :
Ariel Scwartz writes for FastCompany: “The Matternet: A Flying Autonomous Delivery System For The Developing World”
Nearly one billion people in rural areas live without access to all-season roads–meaning a large portion of the world’s population can’t get medication, food, and other supplies when they need them. The Matternet, a concept created by a group of students in this summer’s class at Singularity University, aims to leapfrog road-based transportation altogether with a network of electric autonomous aerial vehicles (AAVs) in the developing world that transports supplies and people from place to place.
Think of it as the Jetsons meets Mother Theresa.
Read the whole interview right here.