Video analysis for the detection of animals using convolutional neural networks and consumer-grade drones

In April of this year we published a paper on using neural networks for object detection in video images from drones in near real time. We used a DJI Mavic 2 Pro for this test but other drones can be used as well as long as they have RTMP or something similar. You can access the paper here. I hope this is useful for the conservation drones community.

Testing the setup at Knowsley Safari in the UK