Robots, UAVs used to photograph lions in the wild

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National Geographic photographer Mick Nichols used infrared photography, an unmanned aerial vehicles, and a vision-enabled robot to capture never-before-seen images of lions in the wild for the August 2013 issue of National Geographic. Nichols used a MikroKopter UAV in order to provide a view of the Serengeti without bringing a helicopter, and a small, ground-level robot to follow the lions around and capture images and video of them in their natural habitat. The lions were at first a bit spooked by the UAV, but eventually they seemed to have fun with it and one time, a lion even tried to jump and grab it.>>>Read more.

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