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Koala-seeking drones used to track wild population — abc.net.au

Queensland researchers are hoping drones will aid in the conservation of threatened species like koalas. Traditionally, koalas were counted by people on the ground but now they can be tracked by robots from the air. This will drastically reduce the manpower, will greatly increase the area that can be covered to survey koalas. Researchers fitted drones, or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), with infrared cameras to better detect the creatures.

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