Ben Koger

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Drones

Computer Vision

Networks

I develop custom deep learning based detection and tracking software primarily used for processing drone video taken in the field. Using this technology, Blair Costelloe and I study ungulate groups in Laikipia County Kenya and ask questions about how group characteristics affect information spread among individuals and how the environment affects group structure.

We use a relay of DJI Phantom 4 Pro drones for continous long timescale (hours) filming of groups. We use an Sensefly EBee drone for finescale 3D mapping of the animals’ environment.