Herding “sheep” from above? Meet China-made “Air Shepherd” drone

Dogs might lose their jobs of rounding up the sheep…in the future. A drone, made by students from east China’s Zhejiang University, has succeeded in rounding up two “sheep”, acted by two autonomous ground robots. This drone, named “Air Shepherd”, finished the first place in the 2016 International Aerial Robotics Competition (IARC) (Asia-Pacific Venue) in late September. The use of such drones may go well beyond herding flocks. Click this video and get a look at “drone shepherding”!

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