Primate Biologist, Tony DiFiore, tracks monkeys in the Amazon rain forest in Ecuador. At present, he is using the Telemetry Solutions RS 4000 GPS collars to track the monkeys’ locations at specific times during the day / night. The biggest difficulty regarding the retrieval of GPS data from these collars at present is finding the […]

By their very nature, monkeys are incredibly mobile. They are a self-organizing network. They are the perfect self-forming “mobile nodes”. How can we design according to wildlife constraints, and use these constraints to our advantage? I’ve been thinking lately about how to use monkeys’ natural advantages and strengths for data sharing purposes. I’ve come up […]

For our “Wildlife Observation and Monkey Tracking” class, we played hide-n-seek in the Washington Square Park area with a radio receiver, Yagi-Uda antenna, and 3 radio collars. We split into 4 groups (3 hiders and 1 seeker group), and set a time constraint of 30 minutes to see how fast the seeker could detect and […]