Falcon-inspired anti-drone technology

New research shows that peregrine falcons hunt their prey using strategies similar to those used by guided missiles. Could this information be useful in downing drones that are...
11 December 2017


A peregrine falcon


In medieval times, falconry was a major pass-time. Nowadays people are more likely to play with drones instead - they’re easier to control. But at Oxford University they’re doing both. Because they want to find out whether they can copy the attack techniques of predatory birds to develop a way to deal with problem drones flying where they shouldn’t! Heather Wark heard how...


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