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Netherlands: Forget scarecrows, check out this bird-chasing laser ROBOT01:02

Netherlands: Forget scarecrows, check out this bird-chasing laser ROBOT

Netherlands, Delft
December 9, 2014 at 14:44 GMT +00:00 · Published

While farmers often resort to water pistols and scarecrows to scare off pesky birds, Dutch company Bird Control Group revealed a more modern system of shooing them away- using laser shooting robots, from their headquarters in Delft, Tuesday.

The Agrilaser system works by creating the impression of movement, which scares the birds away without harming them, from a distance of as far as 2,000 metres. Unlike many other bird-scaring solutions, the laser is noiseless, meanwhile as the laser patterns are so sporadic, birds do not get used to the beams. The system can be used to help protect crops, large industrial sites and even airport runways.

The trajectory of the lasers can be programmed from a laptop and can be mounted high up to provide maximum coverage.

In 2013, damage to crops caused by geese amounted to (€18 million ($22 million) in the Netherlands alone, meanwhile Amsterdam airport had 250 bird collisions in 2010.

Netherlands: Forget scarecrows, check out this bird-chasing laser ROBOT01:02
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While farmers often resort to water pistols and scarecrows to scare off pesky birds, Dutch company Bird Control Group revealed a more modern system of shooing them away- using laser shooting robots, from their headquarters in Delft, Tuesday.

The Agrilaser system works by creating the impression of movement, which scares the birds away without harming them, from a distance of as far as 2,000 metres. Unlike many other bird-scaring solutions, the laser is noiseless, meanwhile as the laser patterns are so sporadic, birds do not get used to the beams. The system can be used to help protect crops, large industrial sites and even airport runways.

The trajectory of the lasers can be programmed from a laptop and can be mounted high up to provide maximum coverage.

In 2013, damage to crops caused by geese amounted to (€18 million ($22 million) in the Netherlands alone, meanwhile Amsterdam airport had 250 bird collisions in 2010.

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