The simple method for computer-vision! Histograms!

A project log for Automated Elephant-detection system

Real-time machine-vision based detection of elephants in rural areas: providing warnings to locals and thus prevent human-elephant conflict

Neil K. SheridanNeil K. Sheridan 04/22/2016 at 15:260 Comments

Using histograms for image comparison

Using Python and OpenCV we can compare the histograms of two images to see how similar they are. In this case, an image of an elephant from the database, and the image of the suspected elephant. This is is simplest method for image comparison, but also the least accurate. However, elephants are large and they are a distinct colour, so it might just be viable for the project!

Overview of method using OpenCV and Python

The methods available are: