Control of watering point access using machine vision classification of animals

Finch, Neal A. and Murray, Peter J. and Dunn, Mark T. and Billingsley, John (2006) Control of watering point access using machine vision classification of animals. Transactions of the Western Section of the Wildlife Society, 42. pp. 16-19. ISSN 0893-214X

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Abstract

Invasive and overabundant native vertebrates cause significant economic and environmental damage in the Australian rangelands. Access to artificial watering points, created for the pastoral industry, has been a major factor in the spread and survival of these pests. Existing methods of controlling watering points are mechanical and cannot discriminate between target and nontarget species.
Therefore, we developed an intelligent system of controlling vertebrate access to watering points. The
project combined an intelligent camera, using machine vision technology, with enclosure design to successfully classify animals on a small scale. Future work will involve field trials of all large vertebrate species living on the Australian rangelands. The system has application in any habitat throughout the world where a resource is limited and can be enclosed for the management of livestock or wildlife.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: This publication is copyright. It may be reproduced in whole or in part for the purposes of study, research, or review, but is subject to the inclusion of an acknowledgment of the source.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Agricultural, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Date Deposited: 30 Nov 2007 11:55
Last Modified: 27 Jun 2017 04:33
Uncontrolled Keywords: Australia; invasive species; machine vision technology; videos; watering sources
Fields of Research : 08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0801 Artificial Intelligence and Image Processing > 080104 Computer Vision
07 Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences > 0701 Agriculture, Land and Farm Management > 070105 Agricultural Systems Analysis and Modelling
05 Environmental Sciences > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050211 Wildlife and Habitat Management
Socio-Economic Objective: B Economic Development > 83 Animal Production and Animal Primary Products > 8398 Environmentally Sustainable Animal Production > 839805 Management of Water Consumption by Animal Production
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/11418

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