Your Web News in One Place

Help Webnuz

Referal links:

Sign up for GreenGeeks web hosting
April 2, 2024 01:50 pm

Alaska is gonna try and use a robot to scare wildlife from around an airport

A Boston Dynamics robot scaring a yellow Labrador.
As per this still from an Anchorage Daily News video, Aurora is already hard at work spooking the local animals. | Image: Anchorage Daily News

The Alaskan government has a new four-legged friend keeping migratory birds and other animals away from the runways at Fairbanks International Airport: a dog-like Boston Dynamics robot dubbed “Aurora.” The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities posted its “new hire” on Instagram last month, saying that the robot will be trialed to “enhance and augment airport safety” by trying to prevent hazardous encounters between planes and wildlife.

While addressing the Alaska House and Senate transportation committees on March 19th, robot handler Ryan Marlow said the agency opted to trial Aurora after plans to spray repellents like grape juice from flying drones were judged too risky. According to Marlow, Aurora will be put to...

Continue reading…

Original Link:

Share this article:    Share on Facebook
View Full Article

The Verge

The Verge is an ambitious multimedia effort founded in 2011

More About this Source Visit The Verge