Monitoring Wildlife in Contaminated Environments via the Carrier Pigeon-Like Sensing System

  • Hill Hiroki KobayashiEmail author
  • Hiromi Kudo
  • Kaoru Sezaki
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9189)


This paper presents a Carrier Pigeon-like Sensing System (CPSS), a future–present archetype that will enable the observation of inaccessible and contaminated environments, such as the area surrounding the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. Our system employs wildlife-borne sensing devices with Animal- Touch’n Go (ATG) and animal-to-animal Internet sharing capabilities; such devices expand the size of monitoring areas where electricity and information infrastructures are limited or nonexistent. Through our approach, monitoring information can be collected from remote areas safely and cost-effectively. Based on the human–computer–biosphere interaction (HCBI) concept, CPSS is presented in this paper, with an overview of the concept, methods employed, and current work in progress. We provide a clear scope for CPSS in the context of natural ecosystems. Furthermore, we implement a documentation framework that describes how complex interactions between living organisms within such natural ecosystems are connected with HCI.


Sensor Node Wild Animal Wearable Sensor Homing Pigeon Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant 
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This study was supported by JSPS KAKENHI Grant 26700015, MIC SCOPE Grant 142103015, the Okawa Foundation for Information and Telecommunications Research Grant, the Telecommunications Advancement Foundation Research Grant, Tepco Memorial Foundation Support for International Technological Interaction, the Moritani Scholarship Foundation Research Grant, Hatakeyma Culture Foundation Research Grant, the Mitsubishi Foundation Science and Technology Research Grant, and the Ogasawara Foundation for the Promotion of Science & Engineering Research Grant.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hill Hiroki Kobayashi
    • 1
    Email author
  • Hiromi Kudo
    • 1
  • Kaoru Sezaki
    • 1
  1. 1.Center of Spatial Information ScienceThe University of TokyoChibaJapan

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