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3D Printing, Driverless Cars, and Drone Delivery Are Solving the Same Problem

By Dylan Lewis and Rex Moore – Mar 25, 2016 at 12:23PM

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One SXSW session had panelists representing 3D printing, driverless cars, and unmanned drones. In this video we explain how they all fit together.

Amid the hectic South by Southwest schedule, one session, "Get Your Goods: Unmanned Systems and 3D Printing" really caught our eye.

It had everything:

  • A star studded panel:  Featuring Gur Kimchi, VP of (AMZN 3.04%) Prime Air; Ping Fu, chief entrepreneur officer at 3D Systems (DDD 6.22%); and Richard Pelletier, director of user experience at Ford (F 2.71%).
  • Discussion of major tech trends: The panelists represented companies making major investments in drones, 3D printing, and autonomous vehicles. 
  • Hints of integrating these cutting-edge technologies: The folks on the panel made it clear that there will be systems that use all of these methods to optimize fulfillment.

In this video, we break down what the panelists said and explain how they envision these technologies will be pieced together to bring goods to consumers in the future.


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