Diceros is a concept drone system for Land Rover x Air Shepherd. Land Rover is known for building vehicles that can survive the harsh African terrain. Air Shepherd specializes in using drones for rhino conservation. By partnering these two companies, the outcome is a rhino protection system that is durable, synchronized, and effective.
The drones coordinate in a fashion inspired by nature called "swarm intelligence." Like bees and termites, the Diceros drones share information to one another and self organize without top-down control.
Diceros flies autonomously in a pack of 3 surveying the prairies for poachers. Earlier last year, the white rhino nearly reached extinction due to eastern demand for their horns. Diceros' goal is to protect the rhinos as an interceptor in the sky, always on the lookout.
Diceros drones coordinate as a group and mount onto a custom roof rack designed for a Land Rover Defender 110. The roof hub recharges the drones and transports them to new locations for further searching.