Robotics and AI

These smart drones can identify sharks close to shore

1 January 2018 | Written by La redazione

As the start of summer draws millions to Australia’s pristine beaches, high-tech entrepreneurs have developed a novel way to protect bathers from unwanted visitors: smart drones that identify sharks close to shore. The ‘Westpac Little Ripper’ drone uses hundreds of thousands of photographic images to identify sharks and alert life guards patrolling the beach. The drone learns over time to distinguish sharks from other marine creatures or surfers. The more it is deployed, the smarter and more accurate it becomes.

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