Joseph Nelson

Thermal Dogs and People

Object Detection

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Thermal Dogs and People Computer Vision Project

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About This Dataset

The Roboflow Thermal Dogs and People dataset is a collection of 203 thermal infrared images captured at various distances from people and dogs in a park and near a home. Some images are deliberately unannotated as they do not contain a person or dog (see the Dataset Health Check for more). Images were captured both portrait and landscape. (Roboflow auto-orient assures the annotations align regardless of the image orientation.)

Thermal images were captured using the Seek Compact XR Extra Range Thermal Imaging Camera for iPhone. The selected color palette is Spectra.


This is an example image and annotation from the dataset: Man and Dog


Thermal images have a wide array of applications: monitoring machine performance, seeing in low light conditions, and adding another dimension to standard RGB scenarios. Infrared imaging is useful in security, wildlife detection,and hunting / outdoors recreation.

This dataset serves as a way to experiment with infrared images in Roboflow. (Or, you could build your own night time pet finder!)

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Trained Model API

This project has a trained model available that you can try in your browser and use to get predictions via our Hosted Inference API and other deployment methods.

Cite This Project

If you use this dataset in a research paper, please cite it using the following BibTeX:

                            title = { Thermal Dogs and People Dataset },
                            type = { Open Source Dataset },
                            author = { Joseph Nelson },
                            howpublished = { \url{ } },
                            url = { },
                            journal = { Roboflow Universe },
                            publisher = { Roboflow },
                            year = { 2022 },
                            month = { dec },
                            note = { visited on 2024-02-23 },

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Joseph Nelson


Joseph Nelson

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Object Detection




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