In the future, drones could patrol the skies, hunting for other drones. They might not need lasers or advanced technology to do it — instead, they could simply use a net.
Researchers from Michigan Technological University’s HIRoLab have created a “drone-catcher” that ensnares rogue unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) by shooting out a net.
It’s similar to a system developed by Tokyo police to stop drones that fly into restricted airspace. The Japanese UAV is a little different because it flies with a net hanging underneath it.
HIRoLab’s drone actually launches a net. It can fly autonomously or can be flown by a pilot.
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