Hi! I've been working in the background on a project to try to push the world of wildlife camera trapping into new formats by looking for ways to hack 360 cameras. I want scientists and conservationists to have a tool that frees them a bit from the "placement bias" of standard camera traps, and... (read more)
I have exactly the same questions!
Over the last few years there has been a proliferation of cheap camera traps flooding the market (Apeman, Distianert, Crenova...the list is long). I wouldn't normally recommend budget cameras like these (<$100) for research (... (read more)
There was a talk recently at ZSL where a similar thing was found using camera traps studying wild pigs in the Osa Penisula. Tracking and other audio evidence showed that the pigs populations were circumnavigating camera traps which appeared to be giving a reduced level of detection.
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Adding my 2 cents here... and I'm being generous with the value of my comment, maybe just 1 cent... AI should be able to help a lot with the recognition tasks. Edge Computing AI, done in the camera module might have to be custom developed for the application, but if you have the AI folks... (read more)
Ive been using Filemaker pro as a Database as its easy to tailor make the DB to suit your need, get the images imported, and set the fields up as pull down menus. FMP is compatible with Mac/PC ad the software is robust and well supported. Data can then be exported as required,... (read more)
My friend Charbax of ARMDevices.net posted a video about STM's 60GHz Short Range RF system. This module was announced recently at Embedded World 2019, it is designed to provide high bandwith link over short distances. It seems to be perfect for transfering images from camera traps that are... (read more)