Anti-Poaching Engine

Anit-Poaching Engine

Starting with efforts to curb rhinoceros and elephant poaching, CDIG researchers are developing scalable, geographically sensitive algorithms to automatically fly a set of drones and coordinate them with a set of on-ground ranger patrols. The task is complicated by several factors. First, such coordinated ground-flight patrols must take into accont the poachers’ known past behaviors. Second, the coordinated ground-flight patrols must take terrain information into account (elevation data, trafficability data). Third, the coordinated ground-flight patrols must take into account the movement patterns of the animals. Our APE platform develops a coordinated theory for this purpose and will be tested in cooperation with a game park in South Africa.

Contact Information

Project lead: Dr. V.S. Subrahmanian.

For additional information, please contact Dr. V.S. Subrahmanian.

Last updated: December 2011 by John P. Dickerson.

Project Contributors


This page will be updated as our work enters print. For information about receiving draft publications, technical reports, and conference presentations, please do not hesitate to contact team members.


Software is not publicly available at the moment.