UAS Rounds Up Herd of Sheep at New Zealand Farm

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 30, 2014 No Comments
Categories : Applications

An unmanned aerial system (UAS) has proven to be an efficient tool for rounding up farm animals.

The Telegraph reports that a small, remote-controlled quadcopter was used to fly over a herd of sheep on a farm in Nelson, New Zealand, and guide the critters into another field.

Video footage shows a man flying the UAS at varying distances over about 30 sheep that frolic in unison around a field and into the next-door pen. The process takes several minutes, but the animals appear cognizant of the aircraft and follow where it takes them.

The full Telegraph report and video can be found here.

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