SPOT Poachers in Action: Augmenting Conservation Drones With Automatic Detection in Near Real Time

@inproceedings{Bondi2018SPOTPI,
  title={SPOT Poachers in Action: Augmenting Conservation Drones With Automatic Detection in Near Real Time},
  author={Elizabeth Bondi and Fei Fang and Mark Hamilton and Debarun Kar and Donnabell Dmello and Jongmoo Choi and Robert Hannaford and Arvind Iyer and Lucas Joppa and Milind Tambe and Ramakant Nevatia},
  booktitle={AAAI},
  year={2018}
}
The unrelenting threat of poaching has led to increased development of new technologies to combat it. One such example is the use of long wave 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 animals. However, monitoring the live video stream from these conservation UAVs all night is an arduous task. Therefore, we build SPOT (Systematic POacher deTector), a novel application that… CONTINUE READING

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