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Evolution of intelligence in small brains: how to navigate the messy natural outdoors smartly [ 2011 - 2014 ]

Research Grant

[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/DP110100608]

Researchers Cheng Prof Ken; Prof Rudiger Wehner

Brief description This project unravels how small-brained desert ants navigate expertly using simple and coarse-grade visual cues, focusing on 1) how they use skylines, where the tops of terrestrial objects meet the sky, and 2) how they search efficiently for goals. The outcomes will be invaluable for designing robots that can navigate in the messy natural outdoors.

Funding Amount $440,000

Funding Scheme Discovery Projects

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