Raspberry Pi Tracks Unseen Drones Using Sound #drone #droneday
Certain scenarios might call for the need to track a drone. For some of the same reasons drones great, they are also pretty hard to track. DroneChase is a Raspberry Pi powered system that uses AI to track a drones flight, even when the view is obstructed. Picked up by Tom’s Hardware:
The Pi is programmed to draw a red box around the drone when it’s detected. Of course, it’s easy enough for it to track the drone using image recognition with a camera. Where it gets really interesting is how it detects the drone when hidden from view. The team decided to hone in on the drone’s location by using audio. The red box will appear based on the estimated location even if it’s not visible.
According to the paper put together by the team, the project is designed to be mounted to a vehicle. The AI is trained using a model that helps it locate the drone if it’s in the visual scope of the camera. This is used in tandem with a custom system designed by the researchers that uses multiple microphones to help triangulate the drone’s location.
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