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On the morning of 17 June scientists from Aarhus University carried out a test drone flight over Nørreådalen near Viborg. The ambition is to monitor game in the field and solve the problems of the many animals killed by agricultural machinery each year. (Photo: Rasmus Nyholm Jørgensen, AU).
Here is the drone, which uses a heat-seeking camera to detect wildlife from the air. (Photo: Rasmus Nyholm Jørgesen, AU). 
When the drone has detected an animal, it sends the GPS coordinates back to the scientists. Spot the rabbit! (Photo: Rasmus Nyholm Jørgensen, AU).

2013.07.01 | Research, Public / media, Department of Engineering

Drone spots game in the field

The number of animals killed by machinery on agricultural land is going to be reduced with the use of drones, cameras and algorithms. Scientists at Aarhus University are behind a project that has great potential for both animal and farmer.