Cal Poly and Shark Lab Researchers Use Drones and Machine Learning to Protect Sharks and Beachgoers #drone #droneday
An interdisciplinary team of Cal Poly and Shark Lab researchers is working to keep sharks and people safe. From Cal Poly:
For this project, Cal Poly students helped the Shark Lab develop machine learning algorithms, called neural networks, to identify water users — such as surfers, swimmers and bodyboarders — from drone footage.
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Nice drone work seeing sharks. I moved here – San Luis Obispo county – 40 years ago to attend Cal Poly and never left.
Eleven years ago, March 2009, was flying just north of Morro Rock and was snapping three or four hundred pics of surfers, waves and stuff. Got home and saw one image with 110 leopard sharks that a surfer was paddling out through. Awesome photo. Don’t know if attachments are allowed here but drop a line if you want to see it.