Tadd Truscott

Pigeons can fly!


We have been working towards methods of determining the positions of birds in 3D space as they fly using our Synthetic Aperture imaging approach. Pigeons are particularly easy to film because we can trick them into coming in for food, and then scaring them. These preliminary videos help understand the potential this approach may have in determining the trajectory motion of these birds in space and time. Thanks to Kennedy Plaza for giving us permission to park there! Oh and thanks to all the local characters that kept asking us what we were doing hoping to get on television! Please enjoy these two videos.

Cameras are setup out of the back of the Isuzu Trooper in the foreground. 9 cameras are spaced about 15 feet apart on tripods. The computer and cabling are in the truck and the generator is outside.