Amazon recently had a patent granted for a voice controlled pocket sized drone assistant.  Full details of the patent can be found here:

Potential uses for the mini flying robots include:

  • to act as miniature ‘dash cams’ for the police
  • to chase criminals
  • to find missing children
  • to help people locate their vehicle in a busy car park

It is Amazon’s aim that these drones will be smaller, lighter, and less expensive than conventional Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs).