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Bristol's Research on Animal Biometrics on Show in Japan

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21 August 2009



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In July 2009 the Royal Institution Christmas Lectures travelled to Tokyo and Osaka after their broadcast on UK national TV last December. The lectures feature Bristol's unique research on visual animal biometrics including a live demo of the Penguin Recognition Project.

Since 1825 the Royal Institution of Great Britain presents an annual series of Christmas Lectures on a current scientific topic to a general audience. In 2008/2009 Prof Christopher Bishop of Microsoft Research Cambridge held the lectures on the subject of 'High-tech Trek: The Quest for the Ultimate Computer'. Lecture 5 on 'Digital Intelligence' featured Bristol's research on Visual Animal Biometrics covering an interactive real-time demo explaining the scientific concepts behind one of our research projects, namely the Penguin Recognition Project.

Find out more about this research:
-Thesis on Visual Animal Biometrics
-Media Echo on the Penguin Recognition Project
-Homepage of the RI Christmas Lectures 2008

For questions, interest in collaborations or student projects also on related topics please contact Dr Tilo Burghardt