Feral Camels are on the Move!

A recent article by the ABC reported the appearance of feral camels making their way towards the south-east coast of Western Australia. Typically rampant in dry regions like Central Australia, these desert-dwellers have moved away from their usual stomping grounds in search for food and water. Their unusual appearance down south has not been well-received …

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Ag-Tech Launch @ ANU

On the 24th of August, Wildlife Drones joined members from the Australian National University (ANU), CSIRO, and other Ag-Tech entrepreneurs to celebrate the launch of the new Centre for Entrepreneurial Agri-Technology (CEAT). The Centre intends on supporting the research and development of technologies that will advance the future of farming. CEAT is located in the heart …

Machine Vision and Drone Radio-tracking the Future for Livestock Management?

The management of livestock is rapidly evolving with the onset of new technological developments. A paper published in Livestock Science by Nasirahmadi and colleagues reviewed the use of machine vision for observing the behaviour of cattle and pigs, and revolutionising how the health and well-being of animals can be monitored. Through the use of machine …

First Wednesday Connects

We enjoyed the challenge of giving a 60 second pitch in front of hundreds of people at the Canberra Innovation Network's monthly First Wednesday Connect networking event held at the new  ACT Renewables Innovation Hub. It was a great night that included an opening by Shane Rattenbury MLA and the opportunity to meet lots of diverse and interesting people within …

Ducks, Drones, and Data

Can drones really be an accurate way to survey animal populations? Researchers at the University of Adelaide recently set out to prove this. In their #EpicDuckChallenge, the team set up a colony of plastic ducks along an Adelaide beach. They then compared the accuracy of counting the ducks from the ground to counting the colony …