Friday, April 07, 2017

Mechanical Falconry

From Smithsonian comes this description of RoboBirds:

Climbing hundreds of feet and reaching speeds of 50 miles per hour, remote-controlled falcons and eagles called Robirds flap their wings, swoop and glide so convincingly that other birds scatter. Which is the point. The drones, developed by Dutch inventor Nico Nijenhuis, are meant to rid croplands, airports, dumps and the like of geese, gulls and other pesky birds.

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