Airborne Vision-Based Remote Sensing Imagery Datasets From Large Farms Using Autonomous Drones For Monitoring Livestock

Citation Author(s):
University of Central Lancashire
University of Central Lancashire
University of Central Lancashire
Submitted by:
Kaya Kuru
Last updated:
Wed, 11/01/2023 - 16:48
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The high mobility of UAVs combined with a high level of autonomy, sensor-driven technologies and AI decision-making abilities can provide many advantages to farmers in exploiting instant information from every corner of a large farm. The key objectives of this research are to i) explore various drone-mounted vision-based remote sensing modalities, particularly, visual band sensing and a thermal imager, ii) develop UAV-assisted autonomous PLF technologies and ii) collect data with various parameters for the researchers to establish further advanced AI-based approaches for monitoring livestock in large farms effectively by fusing a rich set of features acquired using vision-based multi-sensor modalities. The collected data suggest that the fuse of distinctive features of livestock obtained from multiple sensor modalities can be exploited to help farmers experience better livestock management in large farms through PLF.


In this report, livestock imagery datasets acquired from large farms using UAV-assisted multiple sensor modalities, particularly, visual band sensing and thermal imagers, are presented for researchers who can fuse these datasets using their bespoke applications to establish further advanced AI-based approaches to monitor livestock in large farms effectively.

Funding Agency: 
UKRI (Innovate UK) - The Drones and AI On-Farm project
Grant Number: 
TSB: 10059880