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Robotic falcon will chase birds at Canadian airport

Canada’s Edmonton International Airport handles about 8 million passengers and 168,000 flights annually, so it’s vitally important that birds aren’t smacking into flying aircraft or getting sucked into their engines. Currently, the airport uses lasers and recordings of predator bird calls to deter them. Starting in June, however, a robotic falcon known as Robird will also enter service. It will mark the first time that an airport is using the technology on a daily basis.

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