Hunting Starfish with Robots and Computer Vision


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A team from the Queensland University of Technology has built a robot that can hunt for Crown-Of-Thorns Starfish along the Great Barrier Reef. From the team's website:

Crown-Of-Thorns Starfish (Acanthaster planci) are described as one of the most significant threats to the Great Barrier Reef. Since the 1960's, land-based nutrient


This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at http://blog.openrov.com/hunting-starfish-with-robots-and-computer-vision/

#2

Thanks for this Brian looks interesting

Love Love the concept and Love the ROV implementation/configuration and specs of the machine rated for 100m and 6 hours of autonomous use at round figures 20Kg’s


#3

Neat. Reminds me of MBARI’s AVEDAC software package using visual attention algorithms developed by USC.

AVEDAC MBAR:
http://www.mbari.org/aved/

Git:
https://github.com/danellecline/avedac

heavy post-processing but i’ve had dreams of implementing on-board a kit for a few years now.

…and they have a DVL…jealous!