Near Real-Time Detection of Poachers from Drones in AirSim

  title={Near Real-Time Detection of Poachers from Drones in AirSim},
  author={Elizabeth Bondi and Ashish Kapoor and Debadeepta Dey and Jim Piavis and S. Shah and Robert Hannaford and Arvind Iyer and Lucas N Joppa and Milind Tambe},
The unrelenting threat of poaching has led to increased development of new technologies to combat it. One such example is the use of thermal infrared cameras mounted on unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs or drones) to spot poachers at night and report them to park rangers before they are able to harm any animals. However, monitoring the live video stream from these conservation UAVs all night is an arduous task. Therefore, we discuss SPOT (Systematic Poacher deTector), a novel application that… 

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