BeetleCam Shoots in the Wild
How do you get closer to camera shy (or overly aggressive) African wildlife? If you are Will and Matt Burrard-Lucas, you attach a Canon 400D DSLR to a wheeled robotic platform. BeetleCam has managed to capture shots of elephants, lions and other animals from 150 ft. away. Unfortunately, it was mauled by the lions, but the photographers managed to recover the memory card and will rebuild.
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Posted by Sheila Franklin at April 30, 2010 9:10 AM
David Attenborough's nature documentaries thesedays always have a host of robotic radio controlled cameras. There is typically a variety of radio controllable "rock cams" or even "dung cams", one was even completely covered in mirrors - i imagine it was called "mirror cam".
"Beetle cam" honestly looks 2nd class compared to the level of robots that Attenborough uses, Beetlecam doesn't even have any camophlage