A Michigan Tech professor is building a drone will shoot a net at rogue drones to capture them.
The drone capturer is being developed by Mohammad Rastgaar-Aagah, an associate professor in the University's Mechanical Engineering Department.
Here's a cool shot of what the drone "sees" when it gets caught by the net:
BAM! The net comes seemingly out of nowhere to take the rogue drone down.
Rastgaar-Aagah told The Detroit News that he sees the system being used by law enforcement agencies to take drones down that are flying in areas they shouldn't be.
"The system we’re developing will quickly capture a drone and remove it from an area so it’s no longer a threat to anyone’s safety," he said to The Detroit News.
The associate professor filed a patent to make his system a reality, but he isn't the only one working on such a system.
Tokyo's Metropolitan Police Department is creating "anti-drone squads" to capture rogue drones with nets as well. Except while Rastgaar-Aagah's system shoots the net, the Tokyo police department is having their drone squads carry the nets to the rogue drones:
On a more creative front, Dutch cops are training eagles to take out drones the same way the would prey:
These methods come at a time where regulations are being put in place to dictate where consumers drones can and cannot fly.
Tokyo started developing its anti-drone squads after a new bout of regulations were put in place forbidding people from flying drones over certain crowded residential areas.
And the Federal Aviation Administration has put regulations in place to make consumer drone flights more accountable, from extended no-fly zones in Washington D.C. to implementing mandatory registration.