Robotics: Serengeti lions shrug off mini robot tank, micro drone (With Video)

Featured Image: Lioness at Okonjima Lodge, Namibia. CREDIT: Falense SOURCE: Wikipedia Commons. (This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.  Public Domain) 

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Photography machines prompt yawns from the big cats, but capture stunning images for National Geographic.

How close would you want to get to a lion with your camera for that perfect shot? It turns out that one way to capture the terrifying beasts — and produce spectacular images — is with a mini roving robot.

National Geographic lensman Michael “Nick” Nichols and videographer Nathan Williamson used a remote-controlled camera robot and a MikroKopter mini UAV to photograph a pride of lions in Serengeti National Park in Tanzania. . . . Read Complete Report

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Published on Aug 6, 2013

National Geographic photographer Michael “Nick” Nichols and videographer Nathan Williamson used a remote-controlled helicopter and a small robot tank to capture unique images of Serengeti lions.

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