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Drones seek out cryptic koalas

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RESHAWNA MAINE [email protected]

Researchers at Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in Australia are now getting a bird’s-eye view of koalas in their natural environments, thanks to detection algorithms and drones. A study led by Grant Hamilton, a professor in QUT’s School of Earth, Environmental and Biological Sciences, explored an accurate and precise methodology for effective wildlife management that can find koalas in complex structural environments. Using object detection algorithms, the heat signatures of koalas can be detected by drones equipped with thermal imaging. Remotely piloted...Read full article

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