".. in various poses, orientations and sizes.."
I have trouble identifying some people's orientation. Especially people of certain sizes in certain poses.
Not sure I would have any better success with horses or cows..
Renowned Pentagon tech-tomfoolery agency DARPA has announced a new plan to create mighty artificial intelligences. The so-called "Deep Learning" machines will be used to trawl through petabytes of video from robot aircraft prowling the skies - initially, apparently, seeking out threatening horses and cows. According to DARPA …
Perhaps in the deep desert, the good guys can use Dromedaries and the baddies Bactrian, or somesuch to help tell them apart at a distance. (Its the same with some humans, the only way you can tell them apart is some have one lump at the front and some have two:)
And if the term "ship of the desert" were to be used, will they try to program for a quadruped several hundred feet long and painted grey with a funnel?
The StillSuit please. With the straps arranged desert style.
Couldn't you just get it to map it in 3d (from multiple frames and therefore angles due to UAVs gerenally flying not hovering) then just say "someone riding a large quadraped" rather than "horse" or "camel" or "a centaur" if you accidentally load some mythology in there.
Level 4 Minotaur alert, sir!
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