Drones keep birds away from planes

www.imperial.ac.uk

There are two types of flyers in this world: Nervous Nellies, who irrationally believe turbulence will cause the jet to crash, and informed flyers, who know birds are the real threat.

An international collaboration that includes researchers from CalTech have created a drone that can herd an entire flock of birds away from the airspace near airports. The algorithm not only reduces the potential for collision, but can do so without disrupting the flock’s formation. 

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