Safety from the sky: Shark spotting drones rolled out across Australia
By Liam Phelan 19 December 2018 — 4:51pm The Sydney Morning Herald – exclusive 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 […]
Incredibly accurate shark spotting drone keeping Aussie beach goers safe
Natasha Christian, Reporter, News Corp Australia Network September 6, 2018 12:26pm 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 […]
Lifesaving drones can detect sharks from other marine life
By Mark Burrows • Reporter Channel 9 – News – 7:11pm Sep 4, 2018 They’re the constantly-learning shark spotters that will return to our skies smarter than ever this month in a bid to keep beachgoers safe. The Westpac Little Ripper Lifesaver drone, which won a national innovation award last week, is fitted with a […]
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. The history of Fingal’s Indigenous people helping save life goes […]
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 – Kevin Slabb, Joel Slabb, Aubrey Phillips, Clinton Penola, Kyle Slabb, Elijah Slabb, Kaleb Slabb, Malachi Urquhart, Rajarni Gibson and Budjerah Slabb with the Westpac Little Ripper team – Eddie Bennet-Ripper Group CEO, Ben Trollope, Michale Kirby, Sam […]
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.