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September 26, 2019
CrocSpotter app uses AI tech to identify hidden crocodiles

Nicholas Darveniza Courier Mail September 26 A world-first artificial intelligence program designed by Aussie scientists is helping to protect swimmers from crocodile attacks at Queensland’s most dangerous beaches. A world-first artificial intelligence program designed by Aussie scientists is helping to protect swimmers from crocodile attacks at Queensland’s most dangerous beaches. The revolutionary ‘CrocSpotter’ app is […]

September 22, 2019
Surf lifesaving rides into future on drones

Jeremy Pierce Sunday Mail September 22 DRONES are being programmed with artificial intelligence to recognise drowning swimmers in a breakthrough set to revolutionise surf lifesaving. In scenes reminiscent of science fiction, the same technology being used to enable Westpac Little Ripper drones to identify sharks is being adapted to pinpoint swimmers in distress. The news […]

September 15, 2019
Westpac Little Ripper 5G trials

Westpac Little Ripper received great coverage and inclusion on the Sky News business story with Telstra and how 5G will make a difference. Westpac Little Ripper drones and search and rescue capabilities will be greatly enhanced by the new technology. The Westpac Little Ripper team were part of 5G testing on the Gold Coast last […]

August 22, 2019
Westpac Little Ripper Drones making Headlines

Gold Coast Bulletin August 22, 2019 BRIANNA MORRIS-GRANT NEW drone technology giving back vital seconds to lifesavers has been unveiled on a Gold Coast beach. The technology, part of a partnership between tech giant Amazon Web Services and rescue drone company Westpac Little Ripper, cuts the time it takes to stream drone footage back to […]

August 20, 2019
WESTPAC LITTLE RIPPER PARTNERS WITH AMAZON WEB SERVICES

Westpac Little Ripper drones has teamed up with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to produce what is hoped to be the world’s lowest latency video stream via a drone. The companies have been working together for the last 6 months to reduce the latency. On Wednesday, August 21 at 12.30pm a live video stream from a […]

August 1, 2019
RIPPER GROUP CO-FOUNDER – AUSTRALIA’S FIRST ASTRONAUT

Westpac Little Ripper are very proud of our co-founder Dr. Paul Scully-Power, the first Australian in space. Dr. Paul Scully-Power or PSP, as he is affectionately known, has an extraordinary intellect, a very ‘down to earth’ attitude and very cheeky sense of humour. He was featured in Channel 9’s special ‘Apollo 11 Special’, ABC’s ‘Fly […]

July 25, 2019
Westpac Little Ripper a major drawcard for Fraser Coast Drones & Innovation Showcase

The Westpac Little Ripper team was a major drawcard at the Fraser Coast Drones & Innovation Showcase in Maryborough, Queensland this week. Their display at the exhibition centre on June 19, attracted a huge amount of attention, and the Westpac Little Ripper conducted a simulated rescue in the Mary River with the local Coast Guard. […]

July 5, 2019
ST HILDAS STUDENTS TAKE TO THE BEACH WITH THE RIPPER TEAM

A group of students from St. Hildas Girls School on the Gold Coast, had their very first taste of beach flying this week with the experienced pilots from The Ripper Group. In what will be part of the school’s curriculum, a group of students were at the beach at Fingal Heads. The students will assist […]

July 1, 2019
Westpac Little Ripper Drones Headline Exhibition

The Ripper Group with its innovative and high profile Westpac Little Ripper Drones will be one of the headline exhibitors at the upcoming Fraser Coast Drones & Innovation Showcase on June 19 in Queensland.  

June 25, 2019
Little Ripper Co-founder at Frontier in Sensing Forum

Dr. Paul Scully-Power, Co-Founder of The Ripper Group, (and is Australia’s first astronaut), was invited on a panel discussion by the NSW government with a selection of industry and government leaders who are pioneering with their innovative use of smart sensing – Frontier in Sensing Forum. Smart sensing refers to sensors that are smaller, more […]

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