An airport employs a formidable robot animal to deter wildlife from runways

Will Aurora, a robot animal, succeed in frightening animals away from runways? Animal strikes at airports across the world are a significant economic and safety issue. According to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), deer alone have caused 1,200 civil aviation crashes between 1990 and 2019. However, birds still account for 97% of all wildlife crashes in the United States.