Emeritus Professor Srini Srinivasan: Neuroscience of vision and aerial robotics

Research from Srinivasan’s laboratory has transformed our understanding of the elegant ‘short cuts’ that are used by animals with small brains and relatively simple nervous systems to see and perceive their world, and to navigate in it. Their studies have revealed how flying insects negotiate narrow gaps, regulate the height and speed of flight, estimate distance flown, and orchestrate smooth landings. Apart from enhancing fundamental knowledge, these findings are leading to novel, biologically inspired approaches to the design of guidance systems for unmanned aerial vehicles with applications in the areas of surveillance, security and planetary exploration.

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