idTracker has been developed at de Polavieja lab, Cajal Institute (Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas) in Madrid, Spain.

Cite as:

idTracker: Tracking individuals in a group by automatic identification of unmarked animals
A. Pérez-Escudero, J. Vicente-Page, R.C. Hinz, S. Arganda, G.G. de Polavieja
Nature Methods
):743-748 (2014)
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The team

Alfonso Pérez-Escudero: idTracker's architecture and code
Julián Vicente-Page: Test, validation and set-up design
Robert C. Hinz: Test, validation and set-up design
Sara Arganda: Test, validation and set-up design
Gonzalo G. de Polavieja: Team leader

We are very grateful for the feedback we get from our beta testers:

Adrián Aguirre, Lucie Bastin, Daniel Calovi, Raúl Gil de Sagredo, Andreas Kotowicz

We are also grateful to all the people who has contributed videos or animals for our tests:

Andrew Bruce, Daniel Calovi, Alberto Ferrús, Raphaël Jeanson, Andrew King, Pierre Lesne, Ugo Lopez, Ed Pope, Ángel-Carlos Román, Amanda Sorribes, Guy Theraulaz, José Luis Trejo

Non-commercial use of idTracker is allowed at no cost. The technology behind idTracker is protected by patent PCT/ES2013/070585.

Cajal Institute
Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas