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Drone video captures killer whales eating a shark alive

Drone video captures killer whales eating a shark alive

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Shortly after Monterey Bay Whale Watch took about a dozen hopeful whale-watchers out to sea, the group received a call from a fishing boat.

“Hey, is anyone whale watching? I’ve got some killer whales up here,” Katlyn Taylor, a marine biologist with the Northern California company, recalled the fisherman telling them.

They set out for the co-ordinates, about 40 minutes away, unsure of what they would be able to see by the time they got there. Nevertheless, the passengers on board the SeaWolf II were atwitter with excitement.

“It was a little overcast, but [the water was] flat calm,” said Slater Moore, a photographer who works with the company...

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10 Times Drones Challenged Mother Nature & lost. 10 Videos show the action.

We may have cutting-edge technology, but sometimes nature controls the outcome

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We humans may think ourselves masters over nature, but sometimes nature comes along to put us in our place. This is especially true for drones, who often fly where they should fear to tread and learn a harsh lesson.

(In all seriousness, please keep drones away from animals. You damage your drone and you can also cause significant harm to the animals. If you’re a drone owner, these videos offer a good illustration of what not to do.)

1…Drone vs. Dog

Dogs have been bred and trained for millennia to guard and protect humans. If there’s something moving in the grass over there, this dog will do its job and check it out. Good dog.

Winner: Dog

2…Drone vs. Hawk

Drones have merely adopted the sky...

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Future Robotic DroneTechnologies Secrets That Will Blow Your Mind (Full New Documentary)

THIS DRONE ROBOTIC DOCUMENTARY IS A MUST WATCH VIDEO

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DRONE ATTACKED BY HUGE 2 METRE WEDGE TAILED EAGLE IN AUSTRALIA SHOWN IN THIS VIDEO

2m Wedge-Tailed Eagle takes down Drone – Australia

This quick clip shows a beautiful, green area of Australia—in addition to the beautiful wildlife. Watch an eagle soar in and strike the video-equipped drone, sending it crashing to the ground below. This guy must have thought the high-tech flying machine was his next meal. Wasted effort on his part, but we’re grateful for the fun footage.

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Henry Sapiecha

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DRONE & KANGAROO PUNCH UP VIDEO-DRONE LOSES

Kangaroo Punches Drone Out of Sky

This kangaroo is not having it today. When kangaroos feel threatened, they’re not afraid to throw a few punches to protect themselves or their young. Watch as this momma kanga goes into full mother-rage protective mode and knocks the pesky drone right out of the sky

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DRONE OVER RATTLESNAKE PIT CAUSES GRIEF TO BOTH IN VIDEO

Strap a GoPro to a drone and you can capture some incredible footage. UAV technology has revolutionized the way we capture video, but when you get in someone’s business, it can go south quickly.

With that said, there are some places your drone should probably stay out of, like hovering over your neighbor’s home, or buzzing over a rattlesnake pit.

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Take YouTube user Michael Delaney. What starts out as a Steve Irwin-esque video quickly turns into a drone vs. snake battle. The drone almost didn’t make it out alive, and needed some human intervention via a hockey stick to be saved. (To be fair, it was like 20 rattlesnakes to 1 UAV, so maybe the drone would stand a chance in a one-on-one fight.)

Seems like a good reminder not to fly your drone ...

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ROBOTIC SPIDER VIDEO ON SHOW WITH MANY FUNCTIONS

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We’re back in Adam’s cave to check out his latest obsession, a robot spider with incredibly realistic movement. Adam shows off the special box and platform he built to tinker and calibrate the spider, and then sends it crawling around the pool table in his shop. It’s not for the arachnophobic!

Find out more about the Robugtix here: http://www.robugtix.com/

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Henry Sapiecha

 

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US Lifeguards use Phantom drone to spot sharks as seen in this video report

Use Of Drone By Lifeguards At Local Beach Reveals Chilling Look At Sharks Near Shoreline

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Californian lifeguards are using a mid-range UAV from Phantom to search out sharks in the vicinity of Seal Beach, Orange County, US. It used to take lifeguards up to several hours a day to confirm shark sightings, this involved sending personnel out on jet skis to roam the coastline. Now, Seal Beach Marine Safety

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Chief Joe Bailey sends up his Phantom drone, which can hover at over 100 feet above the ocean, to confirm in real time whether there are sharks in the area. The drone’s on-board camera can spot a shark’s tell-tale shadow from far away, allowing Chief Bailey to move his waterborne team in for a closer look. Chief Bailey will then make an assessment on whether to close the beach based on...

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CoCoRo underwater mini-robots school like fish and share knowledge

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Starting in April 2011, the European Union CoCoRo (Collective Cognitive Robots) research consortium has been developing three varieties of autonomous underwater robots that school together like fish. By doing so, the little bots can share and learn from each others’ “knowledge” of their environment, acting as a collective cognitive system that’s smarter than any one of its individual parts.

 

The robots communicate with one another via built-in flashing LEDs, using onboard electronics such as computer vision systems, compasses and accelerometers to find their way around aquatic environments.

Utilizing an algorithm inspired by the clustering behavior of bees (not fish!), they can seek out others of their kind and then settle together around one central base location, becoming aware of the...

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Watch MIT’s Robot Cheetah Leap Over Walls With Ease in this gif & video clip

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Last year, MIT took the leash of its robot cheetah and let it prance around the great outdoors. If it wasn’t terrifying and awe-inspiring enough to see the four-legged robo beast race untethered across a lawn and imagine it chasing you down, there’s more; they taught it how to jump over things.

A new video shows MIT’s robotic big cat leaping over obstacles up to 15 inches high without skipping a beat. Like a real cat, the robo cheetah adjusts the length of its stride as it starts to approach an object, and picks the perfect moment to pounce so it can land without losing any speed. It just uses an algorithm instead of instinct. The results are remarkable.

Should you someday find yourself running from a robo-cheetah, you’re going to have to do much better than jumping a guard rail.

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Stickybot is what you get when you combine a drone and a gecko

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Climber: Stickybot in action. Photo: Standford University

There is a wide array of obstacles facing the drone deliveries proposed by Amazon and Google. If the deliveries do happen, however, researchers from the mechanical engineering lab at Stanford University believe they have made a technological leap in the science of the drone’s landing.

Working with researchers at the University of Pennsylvania, they have figured out how to enable a quadcopter drone to stick a landing – at any angle – much like a flying gecko or a bat. Without any kind of suction or anything sticky, the flying robot can now perch on a slippery surface.

This means that technologically, it would be possible for a pizza-carrying drone to land on a 14th-floor window or for a robot, carrying a medical kit, to perch on a...

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Drone Video Footage Shows Sperm Whales Stranded on Australian Beach

VIEW SPERM WAHLES STRANDED ON A BEACH IN AUSTRALIA VIA A DRONE CAM

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