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Friday, April 29, 2022

Drone Spotting With Fly Eyes

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AIs Spot Drones with Help from Fly Eye

Scientific American, Monique Brouillette, April 20, 2022

Researchers at the University of South Australia, defense firm Midspar Systems, and Australia's Flinders University have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm for visual drone detection. The researchers reverse-engineered the visual system of the hoverfly—whose compound eyes can separate relevant information from noise—to develop a tool that filters out noisy data. They fed the algorithm spectrograms based on acoustic data from outdoors as drones flew by. The algorithm was able to amplify data related to the frequencies emitted by drones, while reducing background noise from other sources. The researchers found that it could identify drones up to 50% farther away than conventional AI systems..... ' 

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