Insect-inspired visual navigation for flying robots

Philippides, Andy, Steadman, Nathan, Dewar, Alex, Walker, Christopher and Graham, Paul (2016) Insect-inspired visual navigation for flying robots. Conference on Biomimetic and Biohybrid Systems. Published in: Biomimetic and Biohybrid Systems. Living Machines 2016.. 9793 263-274. Springer International Publishing ISSN 0302-9743 ISBN 9783319424170

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This paper discusses the implementation of insect-inspired visual navigation strategies in flying robots, in particular focusing on the impact of changing height. We start by assessing the information available at different heights for visual homing in natural environments, comparing results from an open environment against one where trees and bushes are closer to the camera. We then test a route following algorithm using a gantry robot and show that a robot would be able to successfully navigate a route at a variety of heights using images saved at a different height.

Item Type: Conference Proceedings
Schools and Departments: School of Engineering and Informatics > Informatics
Research Centres and Groups: Centre for Computational Neuroscience and Robotics
Depositing User: Andy Philippides
Date Deposited: 21 Nov 2017 15:49
Last Modified: 22 Nov 2017 09:12

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