This has already happened at least once. The likely reason you don’t see any dinosaurs around the neighborhood.
How to deflect an Asteroid?
Out of 800 trajectories, we only have 27 recovered meteorites . We need to increase that > 40 meteorite types > 100 asteroid families Within each family, there’s a range of properties Can Deep learning improve our ability to locate freshly fallen meteorites?
WORK IN PROGRESS
Acknowledgement to the team involved
DEEP LEARNING SUMMIT ASIA 2016
How Deep Learning and Drones Can
Save the World from Asteroids?
Are asteroids a threat to the Earth?
What’s an Asteroid?
Credit: NASA, JAXA and ESA (montage by Emily
- It takes 100 man hours to find
- To increase meteorite finds, the
efficiency must be increased
- We have trajectories, but finding
meteorites is difficult
Current approach to find meteorites
Use a drone combined with Deep learning to
increase fresh meteorite finds
Why Deep Learning is the best
Traditional Computer Vision - Anomaly Detection
○ Faster inference time
○ Weak classifier
○ Reduce false positives
○ Autonomous height control (LIDAR)
○ Better camera resolution
○ Longer battery life
○ Additional sensors (IR, hyperspectral?, etc.)
Amar Shah - Data Scientist,
PhD Student, Cambridge
Robert Citron - Planetary
Scientist, PhD Student, UC
Christopher Watkins, Data
Scientist, PhD Student,
Sravanthi Sinha, Full-Stack
Software Developer, Holberton
School, San Francisco
Peter Jenniskens, Project
Mentor, Meteor Astronomer,