Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s the RobotFalcon!
It might sound like the alias of an evil bird android, but the RobotFalcon is actually an ingenious new way of preventing unnecessary flight delays and cancellations.
Built by a team of Dutch researchers, this cutting edge tech takes the form of a robotic peregrine falcon. It is designed to scare birds away from busy runways.
“The RobotFalcon is a practical and ethical solution to drive away bird flocks with all advantages of live predators but without their limitations,” the University of Groningen team conclude.
This canny avian predator might one day patrol runways around the world.
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