[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/FT140100221]
Researchers Dr Ajay Narendra
Brief description Ensuring optimal information processing at the limits of size and ambient light is a challenge for technical systems, which has been elegantly solved by animals. The challenge of navigation is similar for animals both big and small and at both day and night. I will conduct a comprehensive 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 Future Fellowships