The Pet Tree House - Where Pets Are Family Too : Dogdrones is a Fleet of Aerial and Rolling Robots, Designed to Clean Dog Poop Off of the Streets

Friday, March 31, 2017

Dogdrones is a Fleet of Aerial and Rolling Robots, Designed to Clean Dog Poop Off of the Streets

There are drones to deliver pizza, drones which follow people around taking selfies – but someone has just come up with something a little more useful.

Dogdrones is a fleet of aerial and rolling robots, designed to work as a team to clean the streets of dog poop.

The system consists of two units – Watch Dog and Patrol Dog – which are already under test in prototype form.

Watch Dog is a flying drone which spots dog poop by looking for warm spots (in other words, fresh ones).

It then transmits coordinates to Patrol Dog, a rolling ground drone which scoops up and disposes of the poop.

Tinki, the start-up behind the idea, says, “By receiving GPS coordinates PD1 gets the command to immediately dispose of the dog poop.

With a camera and thermal imaging WD1 is scanning its environment. The drone is able to detect dog poop while it still has the body temperature of the dog.”



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