Drone Capture Raptor

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This may be up here already. The Dutch police are training these birds. (In Dutch)

 

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Seems like the Japanese approach of having drones with nets makes a bit more sense, IMO, and less likely to hurt the bird.
 

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Falconry is back. :bouncingsmileys:

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Seems like the Japanese approach of having drones with nets makes a bit more sense, IMO, and less likely to hurt the bird.

I would assume the bird knows not to damage itself I mean in the wild you see raptors carrying away serious animals.
Plus the bird is more autonomous and pics targets off where as a drone would to have to be piloted
 

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The birds are pretty unfamiliar with spinning rotors, I don't think there is anything within their nature that would prevent injury. The autonomous part is definitely an advantage, plus an eagle or hawk could easily out-pace even the most substantial drone. This would be the big issue with the net idea.

At the same, even if it's a deterrent that would be enough. I'm sure most people who fly inappropriately aren't meaning to do so, and seeing a huge net attached to a big drone coming after your piddly toy should be a pretty good clue you're breaking the law.
 

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I like the idea of using the birds, more sustainable and in tune with nature, but probably not mixed with machines like drones... might not be safe for the birds.
 

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