Safety from the sky: Shark spotting drones rolled out across Australia
What do you do when you become the killer shark capital of the world, have to ban residents and visitors from even entering the water and your tourism industry goes into freefall? The answer, in the case of Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean, is ask us for help. SharkSpotter is a world-leading artificial intelligence technology developed by the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) and operated by the Ripper Group.
Incredibly accurate shark spotting drone keeping Aussie beach goers safe
WORLD first, Australian made AI is making waves in the tech circuit as a reliable assistant in search and rescue operations and it could be the solution needed to replace controversial shark nets used at some east coast beaches in the future.
The lifesaving technology — SharkSpotter — is being used in the Westpac Little Ripper Lifesaver ‘smart drone’ to monitor Australian beaches from the sky and it’s able to find a needle in a haystack.
Lifesaving drones can detect sharks from other marine life
The Westpac Little Ripper Lifesaver drone, which won a national innovation award last week, is fitted with a SharkSpotter artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm to detect sharks from live video feeds, differentiating them from 16 other types of marine life.
Australia’s First Female Aboriginal Search and Rescue UAV Pilot
Meet Australia’s first female aboriginal search & rescue drone pilot – 23 year Rajarni Gibson of Fingal in New South Wales, Australia.
Rajarni was part of a team of 9 aboriginal pilots from the Coodjinburra Clan of the Bundjalung Tribe that were trained in August 2018 by The Ripper Group.
The World’s Oldest Living Culture Embraces Hi Tech Skills To Save Lives
The Juraki Surf Culture group from Fingal in New South Wales Australia newly trained indigenous UAV pilots trained by the Westpac Little Ripper team.
London Science Museum features our SharkSpotter™
London Science Museum featured the Westpac Little Ripper drones in this clip featuring the SharkSpotter Algorithm developed with our partner – UTS – University of Technology – Sydney.
Sharkspotter™ Wins the Triple Crown of Industry Awards
The Ripper Group and University of Technology were big winners at the Australian Information Industry Association awards taking out three main categories for the Sharkspotter™ technology. This is the first time in its 25-year history that a single entity has won the Triple Crown.