WildTrack reaches finals of the AUVSI XCELLENCE Awards!
“The AUVSI XCELLENCE Awards celebrate the achievements of individuals and organizations who have applied unmanned systems technology to create solutions to address a range of challenges affecting business and society,” said Brian Wynne, president and CEO of AUVSI. “AUVSI is pleased to recognize these finalists for their perseverance and dedication to turn dreams into reality.”
For the last few years, WildTrack has been experimenting with drones to help locate endangered species footprints where they are hard to locate or reach. Drones make it much easier to find footprints. The challenge is in getting sufficient resolution, in characterising trails to identify at species level … and also in finding drones that are robust for tough field conditions. Of course there’s also the challenge of how to manage the vast quantity of data that comes back.
We’ve made great progress because we have great partners helping us. senseFly’s eBeeX drone has captured incredible images for us. JMP continues to lead the field in data visualisation for our analyses. The Army Research Office works with us on wildlife security, and new partners at UC Berkeley are doing pioneering AI research to make our image management and classification more streamlined.
A few months ago, we were nominated by senseFly for the Association for Unmanned Vehicles Systems International (AUVSI) Excellent Awards in the Humanitarian category. Now we’ve just discovered that we have been listed as Finalists in that category and are invited to Dallas, TX, in October for the final event of this industry-leading event!
The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) — the world’s largest non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of unmanned systems and robotics — represents corporations and professionals from more than 60 countries involved in industry, government and academia. AUVSI members work in the defense, civil and commercial markets. For more information, visit AUVSI.org.
AUVSI XPONENTIAL is the largest, most significant event for the unmanned systems industry. The 2020 exhibit hall will showcase hundreds of cutting-edge companies from around the world and the conference will feature educational programming by unmanned systems experts, providing information about the future of policy, technology and business solutions and trending topics.