OpenMonkeyStudio: Automated Markerless Pose Estimation in Freely Moving Macaques

Bala, Eisenreich, Yoo, Hayden*, Park*, and Zimmermann*

Nature Communications,  in press.

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In our paper, we describe a novel integrated hardware and software system for pose tracking in freely moving rhesus macaques. We use 64 carefully placed machine vision cameras to generate a 13-point stick model of our subjects. Our system relies on a large library of hand-annotated images (>1M images), and a deep learning engine for predictive inference.