Tag: Insect Navigation

The internal maps of insects

Webb, Barbara. “The internal maps of insects.” Journal of Experimental Biology 222, no. Suppl 1 (2019): jeb188094.

ABSTRACT

Insect navigation is strikingly geometric. Many species use path integration to maintain an accurate estimate of their distance and direction

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Visual navigation in insects and robots

Visual navigation in insects and robots by Barbara Webb, Professor of Biorobotics, University of Edinburgh. She will give a keynote talk at 11th Vision Researchers Colloquium, 8 July, led by Bristol Vision Institute, in partnership with the …

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How ants navigate within their dark nest

Heyman, Y., Vilk, Y., & Feinerman, O. (2019). Ants use multiple spatial memories and chemical pointers to navigate their nest. iScience.

Highlights
• Heyman et al. combine multiple technologies to study how ants navigate within their dark nest

• …

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Principles of insect path integration

Heinze, Stanley, Ajay Narendra, and Allen Cheung. “Principles of insect path integration.” Current Biology 28, no. 17 (2018): R1043-R1058.

Abstract
Continuously monitoring its position in space relative to a goal is one of the most essential tasks for …

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Two Compasses in the Central Complex of the Locust Brain

Pegel, Uta, Keram Pfeiffer, Frederick Zittrell, Christine Scholtyssek, and Uwe Homberg. “Two compasses in the central complex of the locust brain.” Journal of Neuroscience 39, no. 16 (2019): 3070-3080.

In the brain of the desert locust, neurons sensitive …

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Learning to navigate – how desert ants calibrate their compass systems?

Robin Grob, Pauline N. Fleischmann and Wolfgang Rössler*. Learning to navigate – how desert ants calibrate their compass systems. Neuroforum 2019. https://doi.org/10.1515/nf-2018-0011 

Navigating through the environment is a challenging task that animals cope with on a daily basis. Many …

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Insect Navigation: From Ants to Robots and Back Again

Navigation News: Insect Navigation: From Ants to Robots and Back Again. Source: https://rin.org.uk/page/NavigationNews

The latest RIN Navigation News focus on  Insect Navigation: From Ants to Robots and Back Again.

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