Barbara has been elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.
We have a research associate position available from 1 Jan 2018, to work on developing experimental and modelling tools as part of the BBSRC funded project “Visual navigation in ants: from visual ecology to brain”, in collaboration with the University of Sussex. Details here
Daniela Pacella has joined us to work on the ‘Invisible Cues’ project.
The long-awaited publication of our model of path integration in the central complex.
Our current biology paper was widely reported. See the video!
The final review meeting will be held on 10 February.
Firstly the 10m*10m experimental area was divided into a 1m*1m grid using metallic markers. This allowed the layout of grass tussock and bushes to be mapped onto squared paper . This mapping provided the 2D position of all vegetation but not their heights. Thus a database of panoramic images was collected from which the height […]
The app should be in a working state, so now we shall do some very simple edits of the code. To set this up properly, instantiate all 4 example modules as descrbied in the previous tutorial, call the Haferlach PI “HF” when registering it. Tweaking the Combiner (Adjusting Weightings) If you open up the WeightedCombiner […]
Now that you have the projects set up and ready to start development, it is time to examine the code itself. This post will cover ‘wiring up’ an App with the pre-packaged combiners and navigation modules. What is Pre-Packaged? With the AntBot codebase comes with 2 combiners and 4 navigation modules. The ‘Simple Combiner’ ignores […]
This guide expects you to have basic familiarity with Eclipse. Download the project from GitHub https://github.com/InsectRobotics/antbot Download Android Studio, Eclipse & Arduino IDE To begin with, download Android Studio and follow the instructions on the site – on Linux you may need to install extra packages so this is particularly important. To compile the AntBotServer […]