Thermal image of a koala obtained from a UAV. Image credit: Dr Grant Hamilton.
Grant Hamilton appeared on the front page of Brisbane Times yesterday, with promising updates for the joint Queensland University of Technology and Brisbane City Council project on detection of koalas using thermal cameras mounted on UAVs. So far, computer algorithms have been successfully identifying koalas from the thermal imagery with nearly 100% accuracy!
This article also provides a visually appealing map on where koalas have been found on Brisbane.
If you’re interested in where to keep an eye out for our fuzzy iconic Australian mammal, or want more details on the UAV project, have a look at the full article here.