Robot Looks for Ivory-billed Woodpecker

Posted on February 18, 2007  Comments (0)

Robot watches out for rare bird:

The system uses two video cameras to capture continuous images of the sky that are scrutinised for evidence of bird life by sophisticated software.

“We have caught some very exciting images of birds.” No pictures of the charismatic red, white and black ivory-billed woodpecker have yet turned up.

Advanced algorithms analyse each frame, discarding the images it believes does not contain an image of a bird and saving those that it thinks does.

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