Pegging the Pigs: Isolating, Tracking, and Analyzing the Behavior of Guinea Pigs in a Natural Environment

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In this project, a video of guinea pigs in a natural environment was analyzed. The guinea pigs were isolated, color segmented, identified as individuals, and the direction they were facing was determined. The determination of directionality was made through a combination of shape orientation and the locations of the animals’ ears as found through a trained detector. This was to demonstrate a method to aid behavioral analysis by finding animals in their natural environment and labeling regions and activities to look for (ex. whether they were near and facing their food bowl, or facing other guinea pigs). The methodology used stressed efficiency as well as accuracy, attempting to find a solution that produced consistent results and did not take significant computational resources to process.

Paper Detailing the Process and Full Technical Results

Playlist of Videos including intermediate data steps and performance on an expanded data set

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