Robots and UAVs photograph lions in the wild

Nov. 12, 2013

A National Geographic photographer made use of robotic technology by deploying a MikroKopter UAV to provide a view of the Serengeti for a project in which he would capture never-before-seen images of lions in the wild. He also used a small, ground-level robot to follow the lions around and capture images and video of them in their natural habitat. The customized robot featured a heavy duty aluminum robot chassis and hardware, two gear motors driven by a chain and sprocket, and a remote camera with WiFi capabilities.

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James Carroll

Former VSD Editor James Carroll joined the team 2013.  Carroll covered machine vision and imaging from numerous angles, including application stories, industry news, market updates, and new products. In addition to writing and editing articles, Carroll managed the Innovators Awards program and webcasts.

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