Navigation Links
Artificial bee eye gives insight into insects' visual world
Date:8/5/2010

Despite their tiny brains, bees have remarkable navigation capabilities based on their vision. Now scientists have recreated a light-weight imaging system mimicking a honeybee's field of view, which could change the way we build mobile robots and small flying vehicles.

New research published today, Friday, 6 August, in IOP Publishing's Bioinspiration & Biomimetics, describes how the researchers from the Center of Excellence 'Cognitive Interaction Technology' at Bielefeld University, Germany, have built an artificial bee eye, complete with fully functional camera, to shed light on the insects' complex sensing, processing and navigational skills.

Consisting of a light-weight mirror-lens combination attached to a USB video camera, the artificial eye manages to achieve a field of vision comparable to that of a bee. In combining a curved reflective surface that is built into acrylic glass with lenses covering the frontal field, the bee eye camera has allowed the researchers to take unique images showing the world from an insect's viewpoint.

In the future, the researchers hope to include UV to fully reflect a bee's colour vision, which is important to honeybees for flower recognition and discrimination and also polarisation vision, which bees use for orientation. They also hope to incorporate models of the subsequent neural processing stages.

As the researchers write, "Despite the discussed limitations of our model of the spatial resolution of the honeybees compound eyes, we are confident that it is useful for many purposes, e.g. for the simulation of bee-like agents in virtual environments and, in combination with presented imaging system, for testing bee-inspired visual navigation strategies on mobile robots."


'/>"/>

Contact: Lena Weber
lena.weber@iop.org
44-207-470-4896
Institute of Physics
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1

Related biology news :

1. Taking the next step toward advanced artificial limbs
2. Researchers design artificial cells that could power medical implants
3. Evolved Machines Selected as a Prime Contractor for DARPA Program to Engineer an Artificial Olfaction System
4. Scientists identify cell changes leading to impaired artificial kidney function
5. Biomedical researchers create artificial human bone marrow in a test tube
6. TECNALIA uses artificial vision to improve recycling of electronic scrap metal
7. Artificial cells, simple model for complex structure
8. Red pandas reveal an unexpected (artificial) sweet tooth
9. Development of an artificial simulator of the nervous system to do research into diseases
10. Non-wovens as scaffolds for artificial tissue
11. Progress toward artificial tissue?
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/11/2014)... SALEM, N.C. , Dec. 10, 2014  That blood ... for quite a while. Hypertension – the medical term for ... in the early 1800s, and the inflatable cuff that,s used ... That doesn,t, however, mean there,s nothing new about hypertension, its ... some long-held beliefs about the condition and the best ways ...
(Date:12/10/2014)... , Dec. 9, 2014  Valencell, a leader in ... seeing a staggering demand from its licensees for highly ... revealed, is not solely coming from fitness and health ... "A wearable is only as useful as ... is the ultimate driver in long-term mass consumer adoption ...
(Date:12/10/2014)... 2014 Research and Markets ( ... "Biometrics Market in Japan 2014-2018" report ... http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 The integration of biometrics ... banking and upgradation of the driver,s license is ... market. Besides the aforementioned projects, biometrics is being ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Research points to need for new approaches to treatment of high blood pressure 2Research points to need for new approaches to treatment of high blood pressure 3Research points to need for new approaches to treatment of high blood pressure 4Wearable Technology Products Demand Highly Accurate Biometric Technology 2Biometrics Market in Japan 2014-2018: Key Vendors are DDS, Fujitsu, Hitachi and NEC 2
... happened to the chicken when she crossed the road is less ... used as fertilizer. , Organic arsenic is fed to poultry to ... arsenic is taken up by the tissue and the majority of ... feathers, droppings, and urine from under poultry houses -- is rich ...
... Could improve prediction of patient outcomes, lead to tailored ... good thing can be deadly. In some severely injured ... lethal, whole-body response, including bloodstream infection (sepsis) and multiple ... to harming is still mysterious, so doctors can't accurately ...
... structures with pharmaceutical potential in a species of red ... the coastline of Fiji in the south Pacific Ocean. ... to kill cancer cells, bacteria and the HIV virus, ... In fact, two of them exhibit anti-bacterial activity towards ...
Cached Biology News:Geoscientists follow arsenic from chicken feed to streambeds 2Study Unlocks Insects?Secret for Love in the Dark 2Study Unlocks Insects?Secret for Love in the Dark 3Seaweed yields new compounds with pharmaceutical potential 2Seaweed yields new compounds with pharmaceutical potential 3Seaweed yields new compounds with pharmaceutical potential 4
(Date:12/24/2014)... , Dec. 23, 2014  Rock Creek Pharmaceuticals, ... it has filed a Clinical Trial Application (CTA) with ... products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) seeking regulatory approval to initiate ... molecule, Anatabine Citrate. Contingent on the Company ... a Phase I trial to assess the safety, tolerability ...
(Date:12/22/2014)... , Dec. 22, 2014  Alternative Energy & ... it has signed a letter of intent to ... developed and patented a nanotechnology-based development platform used ... that enable rapid on-site collection and testing to ... health issues in an immediate, non-invasive and cost-effective ...
(Date:12/22/2014)... Fertility Associates of Memphis has announced a new ... network of more than 20 contributing fertility practices ... access to a national pool of frozen donor ... of Memphis is the only fertility clinic in the ... Dr. William Kutteh , director of Fertility Associates of ...
(Date:12/19/2014)... Dec. 19, 2014  Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: ... Inc. (Bina), a privately held company based in ... Bina provides a big data platform for centralized ... data. Bina,s proprietary on-market Genomic Management Solution, Bina-GMS ... to perform fast and scalable analyses to maximize ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Rock Creek Pharmaceuticals Files Clinical Trial Application in the UK for Clinical Trials of Anatabine Citrate Formulations 2Rock Creek Pharmaceuticals Files Clinical Trial Application in the UK for Clinical Trials of Anatabine Citrate Formulations 3ALNE Announces Intention To Acquire BioTechPharma 2Fertility Associates of Memphis Announces Partnership with Donor Egg Bank USA 2Fertility Associates of Memphis Announces Partnership with Donor Egg Bank USA 3Roche acquires Bina Technologies and enters the genomic informatics market 2Roche acquires Bina Technologies and enters the genomic informatics market 3
... LigoCyte Pharmaceuticals,Inc., a vaccine company in Bozeman, ... an agreement for a $28 million venture ... its two lead vaccines,against norovirus and influenza., ... led by Forward Ventures, JAFCO,and Novartis Venture ...
... Track to Deliver First Biotech Product with ... Direct Consumer Benefits, ... a new, improved soybean oil trait from DuPont (NYSE: DD ... products currently on the market. The high oleic soybean,oil trait is ...
... MATK ) announced today the launch of the first ... omega-3 for brain, eye,and heart health. The first and ... with life,sDHA from Bimbo Bakeries USA is now,available at ... "This new launch from Bimbo Bakeries demonstrates the ...
Cached Biology Technology:LigoCyte Pharmaceuticals Finalizes Agreement for $28M Series 'C' Financing Round 2LigoCyte Pharmaceuticals Finalizes Agreement for $28M Series 'C' Financing Round 3Research Confirms Better Oil from New DuPont High Oleic Soybean Trait 2Research Confirms Better Oil from New DuPont High Oleic Soybean Trait 3Martek Announces Launch of Oroweat 9 Grain Bread, First Bread with Martek's life'sDHA 2Martek Announces Launch of Oroweat 9 Grain Bread, First Bread with Martek's life'sDHA 3
... DNase I, ds Qualified is a special ... be used for double stranded cleavage of DNA ... of Mg2+, the enzyme makes double strand breaks ... of the resulting fragments can be controlled by ...
... Ambion introduced the highly potent TURBO DNase (patent ... standard was set in DNA removal capabilities. TURBO ... I that is much more efficient than wild ... of unwanted DNA. TURBO DNase binds DNA substrates ...
... The IEC Centra CL3 series ... in typical research and clinical applications ... broad accessory package includes quick connect ... An advanced yet intuitive interface allows ...
Porcine Pulmonary Artery Endothelial Cells (PPAEC) (>500,000 cells)...
Biology Products: