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Reykjavik, Iceland is home to a new fully automated drone delivery program -- in fact, it's one of the only places on the planet where a person can receive delivery via a drone.

The Israeli company FlyTrex has partnered with online marketplace Aha to fly a drone from its headquarters to a landing zone in a field two miles away. An employee from Aha then receives the package and completes the delivery.

In the future, FlyTrex drones plan to drop packages directly into backyards.

Drone usage is growing in other regions, too. Rwanda in East Africa currently uses drones to deliver medical supplies and its neighbor Tanzania plans to launch a program in early 2018. Meanwhile, Amazon has already made a delivery in Cambridge, and Google recently transported Chipotle burritos to Virginia Tech students by drones.

First published November 28, 2017: 12:11 PM ET