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Agro Robotics look out wildfire in Brazil

Bom Dia!

Agro Robotics Brasil Ltda deployed RoboticsCats LookOut wildfire detection service on the first day of September to mitigate forest fire risks in Barra do Garcas, Brazil. An AXIS P1455-LE fixed bullet camera is installed to detect early-stage wildfire in the city. One of the most beautiful camera deployments in the world.

“Try to remember the kind of September when grass was green and grain was yellow.”


Figure 1: The AXIS P1455-LE installed near Cristo – Barra Do Garcas, Mato Grosso, Brazil. Source: Agro Robotics Brasil Ltda

Barra do Garcas is a city with a population of 61,000 located in the Brazilian state of Mato Grosso. It is a small but developed tourist city due to high agriculture exportation.


Figure 2: Barra do Garca, source: wikimedia

The municipality contains the 11,002 hectares Serra Azul State Park. The park contains a landmark for the geodetic center of Brazil. The park terrain is rugged, including flatter areas and steep escarpments with slopes of more than 45 degrees. Altitudes range from 350 meters at the park entrance to 730 meters at the highest points.

Figure 3: Serra Azul State Park, source: wikimedia

A wildfire burned 80% of the vegetation in August-September 2014 and the park was closed. The Secretary of State for the Environment (SEMA) reopened the park in 2015 with more measures on security and conservation of biodiversity.

There are many many other tourist attractions in Barra do Garcas: a Discoporto (UFOport), water parks, as well as hot springs, mountains, and fresh water beaches. Oven pizza, chivitos (thinly sliced meat sandwiches), and local beer at a riverside restaurant are some of the tourist’s favorites!

Figure 4: An illegal controlled burned was detected in the morning of 2-Sep-2021, the next day LookOut deployed. The smoke was about 6.8km away from the camera.

“It is our pleasure to support the city to deploy this wildfire detection pilot project. RoboticsCats LookOut wildfire detection service works with AXIS cameras which are available in the Brazilian market. We can source all the hardware locally and it speeds up the deployment. LookOut is a software-as-a-service, this OPEX nature shortens the procurement process. The Barra do Garcas is an important tourist city and biodiversity area. The LookOut service helps protect the environment and the city economy from wildfire.” said Felipe Borelli, Director of Operations of Agro Robotics Brasil Ltda.

“Try to remember and if you remember then follow, follow.” Try to Remember, The Brothers Four.

Please visit the LookOut wildfire detection service (formerly called AI-Cloud) product page to learn more about how it works.


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