When Drones Met Rhinos

From the annals of an interesting new application of robotic technology comes a story in the Guardian about how South Africans will soon be using US Military-funded Arcturus T-20 drones for a new sort of mission: identifying Rhino poachers before it’s too late, yet another Rhino is dead with its horn sawn off.  The poachers operate at night over such breathtakingly large tracts of land that officers on the ground have no chance, and the drone has the potential to change the game. There will be a technological arms race eventually, of course, but for a time this just might slow down the grievous poaching in South Africa that is destroying the Rhinos’ future right now.

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