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From insect perception to robot and vice versa

Last update: : Thursday 29 March 2018, by Nicolas Busser

Presented by: Stéphane Viollet, Institut des Sciences du Mouvement, University of Marseille
Date: Thursday 17th of May 2018, 13:00-14:30
Place: Amphithéâtre Marguerite Perey, bâtiment 01

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The Biorobotic approach is a meeting point where robotics and neuroscience are used to try to explain the behaviour of animals, especially winged insects (fly, bee, wasp...) and to model the processing of the sensory modalities at work in these outstanding animals. The neurophysiology is also used to better understand the sensorimotor reflexes at work in insects. The robots are a kind of embodiment of this insect-based knowledge to validate our models. Recent studies carried out at our laboratory focused on: the graviception in fly, i.e., the ability of the animal to assess its orientation with respect to gravity and ant-inspired navigation strategies by means of a celestial compass. Would it be possible that a fly, able to achieve exquisite manoeuvres, could not have any clue of its body tilt with respect to gravity during flight? Could future robotic applications take a great benefit of the skylight polarization? Several bio-inspired visuals sensors as well as bio-inspired robots will be presented in this talk.