Thermal Camera-Equipped UAVs Help Save Bambi Before Harvest

By pairing a thermal camera with an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), a student at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), a research institution in Switzerland, has come up with a way to spot fawns in the grass before a harvester passes through – cutting down on the risk of death to animals in a field.

According to a press release from EPFL, architecture student Simon Jobin works for a local company that monitors construction projects and makes 3D models of land plots. After reading an article about fawns that are accidentally killed by farm machinery during harvest, he realized that his drone could serve another purpose …

Unmanned Aerial | Aug. 28, 2017

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