The Robotics & Autonomous Systems research unit has a vocation to make its results maximally available and provides to this extent on this page a series of datasets that are a result of ongoing and previous research projects. We hope that these datasets can help and inpire other scientists to extend the state of the art.

Drones versus birds dataset


This dataset consists of a series of annotated videos where drones and birds are present. It is meant to be used as a dataset for the development and validation of AI algorithms for the automatic classification between drones and birds.

This dataset was originally developed within the H2020-SafeShore project and has later been extended with data from other research projects and research institutes.

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This dataset is curated by prof. Coluccia from the University of Salento and is available upon signing a data usage agreement. Details can be found here.


Please cite this paper if you use this dataset:

Angelo Coluccia, Marian Ghenescu, Tomas Piatrik, Geert De Cubber, Arne Schumann, Lars Sommer, Johannes Klatte, Tobias Schuchert, Juergen Beyerer, Mohammad Farhadi, Ruhallah Amandi, Cemal Aker, Sinan Kalkan, Muhammad Saqib, Nabin Sharma, Sultan Daud, Michael Blumenstein, Drone-vs-Bird detection challenge at IEEE AVSS2017, 14th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Video and Signal Based Surveillance (AVSS 2017), Lecce, Italy, August 2017