Robotic Falcons Take Flight at Edmonton International Airport

Robotic Falcons Take Flight at Edmonton International Airport

Birds are becoming a real hazard on airport runways, particularly at Edmonton International Airport.  In order to scare away the birds, a Calgary-based company called Aerium Analytics has created lifelike robotic falcons, complete with wings flapping up and down and a paint job that looks like a female falcon.  Referred to as “robirds”, the unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) serve as a way to include drone technology in the existing wildlife management system of the airport and could potentially serve as a foot-in-the-door for drone technology in Alberta industries.