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Insects inspiring new technology : Autonomous navigation of mobile robots based on locust vision

ScienceDaily (February 21, 2013)

Insects inspiring new technology : Autonomous navigation of mobile robots based on locust vision

ScienceDaily (February 21, 2013)

The way in which the locust’s distinctive visual system could be transferred into technology for state of the art vehicle collision sensors, surveillance technology and video games has been detailed as part of robotics research.

Locusts on the move in the Karoo, South Africa.Credit : iStockphoto/Ruvan Boshoff

Locusts have a distinctive way of processing information through electrical and chemical signals, giving them an extremely fast and accurate warning system for impending collisions. The insect has incredibly powerful data processing systems built into its biology, which can in theory be recreated in robotics.

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The above story is based on materials provided by University of Lincoln

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