Preliminary Design Review (PDR) Robotic Bird Deterrent

Floor/Room #
Room 405

Robotics Engineering Department

Preliminary Design Review (PDR)

Robotic Bird Deterrent

Friday, January 27, 2023
10:00a.m. - 11:00a.m.
Unity Hall, Room 405

Abstract: Ravens are highly intelligent birds who are naturally attracted to new objects in their environment. However, in Goffstown NH, juvenile ravens have caused damage at Eversource’s new Rimmon substation. Raven activity has repeatability resulted in power outages for up to 10,000 customers. To aid Eversource in limiting avian-related damages, this project aimed to create a bird deterrent robot that will autonomously deter ravens from tampering with equipment. This robot will detect birds using artificial intelligence and deter them using a combination of audio and visual stimuli. The robot will withstand the diverse weather conditions in New England for continual operation.

Team members (alphabetical by surname):
   Brandon Chong

  Jack Leserman

  Jake Mercier

  Jeremy Trembley

  Jolie Walts

Advisors: Professors Greg Lewin, William Michalson and Jing Xiao



DEPARTMENT(S): Robotics Engineering