Analysis of pied kingfisher foraging pattern in space

The goal of this project is to extract the coordinate of the kingfisher flight course from two videos acquired by GoPro camera.

To achieve this goal we have learned and applied methods of matching two images of the scene acquired by adjacent cameras. 5 experiments were done in which we have faced the differences derived from the placement and configuration of the cameras. Additionally we have time synchronized videos from two cameras.

We have applied a TLD algorithm for tracking the flight course of the kingfisher. The coordinates of the course were extracted using stereoscopic methods.

Secondary goal that have been achieved is implementing a Matlab based software which is user friendly that gets two videos as input and its output is 3-D coordinates Exel file.

Analysis of pied kingfisher foraging pattern in space
 

Analysis of pied kingfisher foraging pattern in space
Analysis of pied kingfisher foraging pattern in space
Collaboration:

Prof. Gadi Katzir and Dotan Berman, faculty of biology  

 Haifa University.