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Drone Ranger can home in on yellow-eyed penguin nests quick smart

13 December 2018

Three yellow-eyed penguins on a New Zealand beach

Chris Muller teamed up with engineers from the University of Canterbury, a radio expert, a drone expert, and a software expert to create a new way of radio-tracking the birds.

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Component Indicator Level
Characteristics of technology Use this and other examples to identify that technology involves people designing and making technological outcomes for an identified purpose 1
Characteristics of technology Use this and other examples to identify and categorise knowledge and skills from technology and other disciplines that have informed decisions in technological development and manufacture 4
Characteristics of technology Use this and other examples to critique the role of technology in the development of sustainable environments 8

Keywords: digital technology, drone, transforming, conservation, sustainability, construction and mechanical, characteristics of technology

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