From Small Brains to Novel Aerospace Technology (2007–2012)

Abstract:
This Fellowship will address two inter-related research themes on the capacities of small brains to perform rapid, accurate and reliable computations, and in the application of these principles to leading-edge technology. The first theme will establish how aggressive honeybees detect, chase and intercept moving targets. This will provide new insights into the working of a visual guidance system honed through millions of years of evolution. The seond theme, on biologically inspired robotics, will tackle the design and development of unmanned vehicles for the detection and tracking of moving targets.
Grant type:
Queensland Government Smart State Premier's Fellowships
Researchers:
  • Professorial Research Fellow
    Queensland Brain Institute
    Professor
    School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering
    Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology
Funded by:
Queensland Government Smart State Premier' Fellowships