Birds can delay flights and damage airplanes. The RobotFalcon is an artificial predator drone modeled after the peregrine falcon that can deter flocks of gulls, starlings, and other birds. It not only scares them away but keeps them out for hours. According to the Dutch team researchers behind this, bird blocks didn’t get used to the RobotFalcon over time.
[Credit: Rolf F. Storms, Claudio Carere, Robert Musters, Hans van Gasteren, Simon Verhulst and Charlotte K. Hemelrijk]