Fire Foresight (wildfire detection) in Tasmania, Australia

Fire Foresight (wildfire detection) in Tasmania, Australia

We are grateful to partner with Indicium Dynamics. It is amazing what we have travelled, built and learned together from this partnership in the last 12 months!The unexpected intersection of our journeysWe didn't expect our wildfire detection pilot project in ACT, Australia, during 2020 and 2021 could lead us to Tasmania. The pilot project was funded…
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Team Fire Foresight Participates in XPRIZE Wildfire Competition

Team Fire Foresight Participates in XPRIZE Wildfire Competition

The $11M XPRIZE Wildfire is a 4-year competition to innovate firefighting technologies that will end destructive wildfires. It is a global competition that challenges teams to develop innovative technologies to revolutionize wildfire management and save countless lives and property. Fig 1: XPRIZE Wildfire Ends Destructive Wildfires We are Team Fire…
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Let’s Talk Camera: Rectilinear Lens, IP66/68, Wiper

Let’s Talk Camera: Rectilinear Lens, IP66/68, Wiper

To detect wildfire ignition as soon as possible using visual AI detection, image quality is critical. To capture high-quality images, we recommend video surveillance cameras with rectilinear lenses, IP66/IP68 enclosures with wipers, and a resolution of 1920x1080. Fig 1: AXIS Q6225-LE with Rectilinear Lens, IP66/68 enclosure and wiper. Rectilinear Lens…
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Beyond Binoculars: AI Bird Counting and the Future of Ornithology

Beyond Binoculars: AI Bird Counting and the Future of Ornithology

Artificial Intelligence (AI) bird counting is a rapidly growing field that is revolutionizing the way we monitor bird populations. Bird counting is an essential tool for wildlife conservation and management, as it provides vital information about population trends, habitat preferences, and migration patterns. AI bird counting has the potential to…
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Black-faced Spoonbills: I see you

Black-faced Spoonbills: I see you

The AI bird detection system in Mai Po Nature Reserve captured some excellent photos of the Black-faced Spoonbills in March 2023. Fig 1: Black-faces Spoonbills The Black-faced Spoonbill (Platalea minor) is a medium-sized wading bird known for its distinctive black facial skin that contrasts sharply with its white plumage. It…
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RoboticsCats is among the Top 50 startups for the 4YFN Awards 2023

RoboticsCats is among the Top 50 startups for the 4YFN Awards 2023

The 4YFN Awards is a global startup competition aimed at finding the best digital startups around the globe. It is the highest official recognition offered exclusively to startups during MWC Barcelona 2023.  Fig 1: RoboticsCats is one of Top 50 startups for the 4YFN Awards 2023 This year, 4YFN received hundreds of startup applications…
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BBC Click to Detect Wildfire

BBC Click to Detect Wildfire

"BBC Click is the BBC's flagship tech show. We broadcast internationally and have an audience reach of 380 million. We focus on the amazing things that technology can do to help people." BBC Click research team contacted us last May. We worked together in early September to demonstrate how AI…
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Realtime AI bird detection using Smartphone

Realtime AI bird detection using Smartphone

We are working with several nature reserves and NGOs to do joint research on bird detection. Their locations are very different, and the animals they want to monitor are not the same. There is one thing in common: they are keen to use new technology. They are interested in using…
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CITRIS Workforce Innovation Program 2022 – Epilogue

CITRIS Workforce Innovation Program 2022 – Epilogue

It was a great experience participating in the CITRIS Workforce Innovation Program. Thank Azarely Bedolla, Cassie Young, and Manjari Talasila. I am proud to work with you in this internship program. Figure 1: The undergrads presented their research results on the Intern Demo Day. We collaborated with three brilliant undergrads…
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