Robots, UAVs used to photograph lions in the wild

Aug. 21, 2014

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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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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