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1. (WO2017068224) BIOMIMETIC AND ZOOSEMIOTIC UNMANNED AIRCRAFT GUIDED BY AUTOMATIC PILOT FOR PRECISION AND/OR PURSUIT FLIGHTS

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/068224    International Application No.:    PCT/ES2016/070747
Publication Date: Fri Apr 28 01:59:59 CEST 2017 International Filing Date: Tue Oct 25 01:59:59 CEST 2016
IPC: B64C 39/02
A01M 29/00
A01M 29/06
Applicants: CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTÍFICAS
MORENTE SANCHEZ, Francisco Juan
Inventors: MORENTE SANCHEZ, Francisco Juan
FIGUEROLA BORRAS, Jordi
CASIMIRO-SORIGUER ESCOFET, Ramón
Title: BIOMIMETIC AND ZOOSEMIOTIC UNMANNED AIRCRAFT GUIDED BY AUTOMATIC PILOT FOR PRECISION AND/OR PURSUIT FLIGHTS
Abstract:
The invention relates to a biomimetic and zoosemiotic unmanned aircraft comprising sensors and means for detecting and chasing away animals, essentially characterised in that it is equipped with an open source programmable automatic pilot and a single-board computer where appropriate, multiplying the computational capacity in order to implement complex computer vision algorithms which, together with the on-board sensors, alter the trajectory of the aircraft while executing sequences of movements and activating devices that increase confusion among an infestation. This innovative design, which can respond to external stimuli and pursue dynamic targets, can fly in an autonomous and constant manner, analysing, being guided by and responding to its environment effectively and safely. The invention also relates to the use of this vehicle for uses such as controlling certain pests and inspecting protected areas.