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Lifeguarding Drones Will Protect Australians From Sharks

australian anti shark droneBeach season may be over in the United States, but in Australia (and the rest of the Southern Hemisphere) it’s just getting started. And in preparation for the oncoming hordes of beachgoers heading to Queensland, Australia, lifeguards are prepping remotely piloted drones to monitor the beaches.

Surf Life Saving Queensland has chosen Aerobot’s Ring Drone to patrol the beach, and drop buoys on those swimmers struggling to keep their heads above water. The drones will also have horns installed, to warn swimmers of dangers like sharks.

Maybe the inevitable Baywatch reboot will feature nerds with remote controls, instead of Pamela Anderson. I’d watch that! Video of the drone model, not fighting sharks in the full post

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