The video, recorded in real conditions outside without brightness control, shows an ants colony traveling between food and an anthill.
Without any markers on the ants, the analysis implies to overcome a certain number of difficulties.
The first one comes from the stone on which the insects are moving, the porous structure makes it difficult to access to the precise insects shape. The second challenge is the complex motion of the ants.
The TRACK’s tools such as the pseudo predictive trajectories calculation give the ability to study the motion of those insects. In the present case, the analysis of the video can be achieved at a rate of 30 fps on a laptop.
TRACK also permits a real-time approach with a camera connected to a computer.