Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation
Top

Watch eagles get trained to take out illegal drones

eagle.jpg

Sarah Connor had it wrong all along. 

It turns out the best weapon against the rise of the machines comes from good old Mother Nature. Or at least, that's the view of the Dutch National Police, who have started training eagles to take out unmanned drones operating in illegal airspaces.

Working with the company Guard From Above, Dutch police are currently investigating if various large raptors can be trained to identify drones and take them out of the skies with minimal danger to the public below.

However, there are some drawbacks to using eagles for all drone takedowns: some larger models may damage the talons of the birds, so a protection system would be vital before the birds are enlisted to take on all aerial threats. 

Let's just hope they're able to tell the difference between rogue drones and the Amazon models delivering our latest box set order.

Related

drones.jpg

Drone racing is the 'sport of the future' - and it looks amazing

orb1.jpg

Giant metal 'space balls' fall from the sky in Vietnam

amazon1.jpg

Amazon's new delivery drones will reach you in 30 minutes

Comments

More

This knife-toting robot playing stabby hand will make you nervous

I for one welcome our new robot overlords

by Tom Mendelsohn
25 Apr 2017

Now you can turn your iPhone into a retro mac

For the man who has everything

by Tom Mendelsohn
21 Apr 2017

Watch the brilliant launch trailer for the Rick and Morty VR game

This is awesome

by Matt Tate
20 Apr 2017

You'll soon be able to 'unsend' WhatsApp messages

No more text regret

by Emily Reynolds
20 Apr 2017

The best turntables of 2017

How the tables have turned

by David Cornish
20 Apr 2017

Nintendo reportedly planning to release a SNES mini this year

Inevitable, but obviously awesome

19 Apr 2017

You can now play vintage Macintosh games in your browser

Space Invaders, anyone?

by Emily Reynolds
19 Apr 2017

NBA Playgrounds is basically NBA Jam and it looks amazing

Can't wait for this one

by Matt Tate
13 Apr 2017

Official Rick and Morty VR game launches next week

4/20, because of course

by Matt Tate
13 Apr 2017

This blob could mean the end of plastic water bottles

A little piece of genius which could help save our environment

by Ryan Young
13 Apr 2017