Meet “Chirocopter”: A drone that flies within swarms of bats

The machine is outfitted with equipment that can track bat movements and record their chirps

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Sarah Crespi

story by
Katie Langin

Y. Fu et al.
Methods in Ecology and Evolution 2018
DOI: 10.1111/2041-210X.12992

drone photos
Yanqing Fu

thermal footage drone POV
Yanqing Fu

thermal footage ground POV
Laura Kloepper

bats at sunset footage
Pond 5

Mexican free-tail bat photos
USFWS/Ann Foreschauer

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by Chris Zabriskie

Source: Science Magazine,
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