Detection Rover

 

Detection Rover
Detection Rover

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Land management agencies spend immense resources to comply with environmental laws and regulations for endangered species management. Protecting the Mojave Desert Tortoise requires extensive transect surveys performed by biologists. The Detection Rover, a semi-autonomous mobile surveying system, can perform these transect surveys, emulating the role of the biologist and minimizing expensive, time-consuming work. The system can perform low-cost, environmental monitoring and full-time tracking with real-time streaming of data viewed by an operator. The system combines a rugged vehicle with image recognition and artificial intelligence to support the protection of endangered species while reducing manpower needs. Click to view full tech sheet.

The Detection Rover performs environmental monitoring using the following benefits
and features:

  • Image Recognition – Edge-computing system tested with real burrows with over 80-90% confidence levels
  • GPS Navigation – Autonomous rover following specified GPS waypoints for environmental monitoring
  • Data Recording – High definition, real-time video feed and real-time data streaming and monitoring
  • Smart Remote Control – Smart controlled rover for low-cost, environmental monitoring and fulltime tracking with real-time data
  • Rugged Design – Rugged rover design can maneuver around desert terrain without disturbing environment
  • Cost Reduction – Cost is reduced by minimizing labor-intensive biologist transects and providing full-time tracking
Detection Rover in the field
Detection Rover in the field