The scarecrow of the future? A drone dressed as a bird

A Dutch company, Clear Flight Solutions, has made Robird a drone that looks like a hawk to scare flocks away from fields

Drones in the future will do a variety of jobs. From deliveries to helping volunteers in extreme situations and emergencies. And some are even working on using drones as cabs and for transporting people. But beyond all of these tasks, drones will also be used to replace scarecrows.

A scarecrow sounds like an all-too-techy job. Yet to more efficiently perform this task, which is to keep flocks of birds away from agricultural fields, industrial areas or airports, drones are perfect. Or rather Robird is perfect. It is a particular aircraft made by simulating the appearance of a hawk, to scare away other birds, and built by the Dutch company Clear Flight Solutions. The robot can be remotely piloted and moves with two wings, just like a real bird. Robird will be able to be rented by companies and the Dutch company will also provide the pilots needed to maneuver it.

Increase productivity

According to the company's initial studies, the drone will help farms have a 15 percent increase in production compared to using classic ground-based scarecrows. Many airports have also expressed interest in testing the drone's effectiveness. Every year, in fact, flocks cause a lot of damage to aircraft during takeoff or landing. If the drone would work properly also in this field the companies would drastically reduce some maintenance expenses. In short, is there a task that drones cannot do in the future?