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Wildland Urban interfaces (WUI) are facing dangerous fire threats

Wildland Urban interfaces (WUI) are facing dangerous fire threats

Wildland-urban interfaces (WUI) are areas where dense urban development meets and intermingles with wildland vegetation. WUIs are created through building new houses and other structures near the natural environment, or through the regrowth of new vegetation in developed lands. As beautiful as it is to have greenery surrounding a community,…
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Wildfire Detection Technologies

Wildfire Detection Technologies

2022 has been a challenging year so far. The world is still trying to recover from a pandemic turmoil, tackling inflation caused by energy and food supply-chain problems, all while fighting a global climate crisis. Climate change is causing wildfires to become more frequent and intense. Failing to suppress fires…
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Customer interview: CIEMSA in Uruguay

Customer interview: CIEMSA in Uruguay

On Thursday, July 30, 2022, CITRIS Workforce Innovation intern, Azarely Bedolla, had the opportunity to chat with RoboticsCats’ proud customer, CIEMSA, to hear more about their experiences using LookOut Wildfire Detection SaaS. CIEMSA is a Uruguay based company, providing infrastructure engineering, construction, assembly, operation, and maintenance services. Their project manager,…
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LookOut Cam app turns smartphone into wildfire sensor

LookOut Cam app turns smartphone into wildfire sensor

The best camera is the one that's with you Fig 1: LookOut Cam app repurposes an old smartphone as a wildfire detection visual sensor. The first public demo was shown to the Go Austria Spring 2022 cohorts at the Zoku Vienna Hotel on 27th May 2022. You can now use…
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RoboticsCats x WWF Hong Kong: AI bird detection

RoboticsCats x WWF Hong Kong: AI bird detection

Did you know? Mai Po and the Inner Deep Bay provide food and habitat for over 60,000 birds from more than 400 species each year. Fig 1: Mai Po Nature Reserve. Source: WWF-Hong Kong Located on the northwestern corner of Hong Kong, the Mai Po and Inner Deep Bay wetlands…
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RoboticsCats joins CITRIS to Innovate Workforce of future

RoboticsCats joins CITRIS to Innovate Workforce of future

It is an honor for us to participate in the CITRIS Workforce Innovation Program. Three brilliant University of California (UC) undergrads will be joining RoboticsCats as interns this summer. They will apply their knowledge in environmental sciences and engineering in a climatetech startup environment. They will add diversity, new perspectives,…
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RoboticsCats Go Austria Spring 2022

RoboticsCats Go Austria Spring 2022

It is our honor that RoboticsCats is one of the 17 Asia deep tech startups participating in the Go Austria Spring 2022 program organized by Global Incubator Network Austria (GIN). I will join the other entrepreneurs to visit Vienna this June to meet potential customers and business partners in Austria…
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LookOut HTTP GET image input method

LookOut HTTP GET image input method

LookOut wildfire detection SaaS now supports live web photos as image inputs. LookOut will detect early-stage wildfires in web images. There are tens of thousands of websites that provide live photos (updated every few seconds or minutes) captured by surveillance cameras in different parts of the world. Some photos show…
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NDK detects early-stage forest fires in Korea

NDK detects early-stage forest fires in Korea

좋은 아침. The land area of South Korea (Republic of Korean) is about 10.0Mha. According to GlobalForestWatch and FOA, there was 6.18Mha of forest in South Korea in 2015, and 3.46Mha was primary forest. There are eight provinces in South Korea, and three of them - Gangwon (1.33Mha), North Gyeongsang…
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How to Test Wildfire Detection System

How to Test Wildfire Detection System

We worked with our partners to conduct fire tests in different markets over the years - Hong Kong, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Uruguay, Portugal, Latvia, Greece, etc. We did fire tests for several purposes: product evaluations, UAT (user acceptance test), annual product maintenance, and AI model training. We…
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