ARC Future Fellowships - Grant ID: FT140100221 [ 2015-01-01 - 2019-02-28 ]

Research Grant

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Researchers: Dr Ajay Narendra (Future Fellowship )

Brief description Information processing at its limits: from the dimmest habitats to the smallest sizes. Ensuring optimal information processing at the limits of size and ambient light is a challenge for technical systems, but has been elegantly solved by animals. The challenge of navigation is similar for animals of all sizes and in both day and night. This project aims to conduct a comparative analysis to identify the consequence of size and light on the information processing capacities for visual navigation. Outcomes of this project will reveal the behavioural and physiological adaptations needed and the costs associated with navigating in the dimmest of habitats and at the smallest of sizes. Identifying such optimal biological solutions for robust navigation will be relevant for image processing, computer vision and robotics.

Funding Amount $770,507

Funding Scheme ARC Future Fellowships

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