IIIT-H Is Now Using AI For Analysing Badminton Games


International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad (IIIT-H) this month efficaciously evolved and examined a possible market prototype for badminton analytics. Developed at its Center for Visual Information Technology, IIIT-H carried out the look at in collaboration with Star Sports, which saw the records going live at some stage in the telecast of the Premier Badminton League in January 2019.

According to a blog post via IIIT-H, Prakash Yalla, head of the Technology Transfer Office and IIIT-H Product Labs, stated, “We picked sports analytics as our first enterprise case. The application of computer imagination and prescient in sports activities is an upcoming region. Under Prof CV Jawahar, CVIT has already conducted enough studies on numerous sports activities. We zeroed in on badminton because not the handiest had a reasonably deep quantity of labor been done. However, there may be an excellent badminton eco-system in the metropolis of Hyderabad.”


He further defined that their preliminary tries checked out how massive cricket motion pictures can be made searchable. They later extended their efforts and worked on soccer, shifting directly to racquet video games. “Productization of badminton analytics become based totally on a research paper authored via students of CVIT… Titled Towards Structured Analysis of Broadcast Badminton Videos, the paper proposed a way to investigate a massive corpus of badminton broadcast films by way of segmenting the factors performed, tracking and spotting the players in every factor, and annotating their respective badminton strokes.

Basically, right here, the algorithms can discover whilst a rally has started out or ended and who received the rally (player identification). It offers segmentation of the photographs performed (backhand, forehand, smash), thereby revealing the style of the player. By generating warmth maps based on how rapid the player(s) movements the courtroom, one can also deduce the dominant player.