Termite Tracking Computer Vision

Posted by on December 12, 2014 · 1 min read

It took 60 hours of tedious labor annotating videos of termites every time the Self-organizing Systems Research Group at Harvard ran an experiment. Because of the experimental setup, off-the-shelf tracking software didn’t work. By using standard image processing techniques, a model predicting each termite’s motion, and small amounts of human input, I was able to largely automate the video processing, reducing the required labor from 60 to 3.5 hours.