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Thu, 04/23/2015

 The Design and Use of MIT Sloop Retrieval Engine for Animal Biometrics Sai Ravela, MIT 

Abstract: Identifying individuals in photographs of animals collected over time is a non-invasive approach for ecological monitoring and conservation. This paper describes the design and use of Sloop...

Thu, 07/10/2014

One problem we've encountered is the effect of glare in the images analyzed by SLOOP. Here we reduce glare by masking the reflections and inpainting the patterns. Check out our results.

Thu, 07/10/2014

The objective is to decide whether two images are identical within some acceptable variability. Here we use scale-cascaded alignment to reduce the chance that the program will incorrectly morph an image thereby...

Sat, 05/31/2014

It was fun presenting Sloop at the Microsoft Faculty Summit!

Fri, 01/10/2014

Chelsea Finn, MIT Earth Signals and Systems Group. Cambridge, MA

Behind the scenes of the Sloop system are several computer vision algorithms that match images of individual animals across hundreds or thousands of photos . The most recent species being added to the system is the whale...

Thu, 01/09/2014

Nayna Vyas-Patel

Traditional methods of identifying insects is intensely time consuming and a task best left to highly trained and experienced taxonomists. One mosquito can look very much like another, a ladybird or bee with deadly properties can appear to be one species, when in fact it...