Insect inspired visual control of translatory flight

Titus R. Neumann, Heinrich Bulthoff

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Abstract

Flying insects use highly efficient visual strategies to control their selfmotion in three-dimensional space. We present a biologically inspired, minimalistic model for visual flight control in an autonomous agent. Large, specialized receptive fields exploit the distribution of local intensities and local motion in an omnidirectional field of view, extracting the information required for attitude control, course stabilization, obstacle avoidance, and altitude control. In openloop simulations, recordings from each control mechanism robustly indicate the sign of attitude angles, self-rotation, obstacle direction and altitude deviation, respectively. Closed-loop experiments show that these signals are sufficient for three-dimensional flight stabilization with six degrees of freedom.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages627-636
Number of pages10
Volume2159
ISBN (Print)3540425675, 9783540425670
Publication statusPublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes
Event6th European Conference on Advances in Artificial Life, ECAL 2001 - Prague, Czech Republic
Duration: 2001 Sep 102001 Sep 14

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume2159
ISSN (Print)03029743
ISSN (Electronic)16113349

Other

Other6th European Conference on Advances in Artificial Life, ECAL 2001
CountryCzech Republic
CityPrague
Period01/9/1001/9/14

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Stabilization
Altitude control
Receptive Field
Flight Control
Three-dimensional
Autonomous agents
Obstacle Avoidance
Attitude Control
Autonomous Agents
Attitude control
Collision avoidance
Field of View
Closed-loop
Deviation
Degree of freedom
Sufficient
Angle
Motion
Experiment
Vision

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Theoretical Computer Science

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Neumann, T. R., & Bulthoff, H. (2001). Insect inspired visual control of translatory flight. In Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) (Vol. 2159, pp. 627-636). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 2159). Springer Verlag.

Insect inspired visual control of translatory flight. / Neumann, Titus R.; Bulthoff, Heinrich.

Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics). Vol. 2159 Springer Verlag, 2001. p. 627-636 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 2159).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Neumann, TR & Bulthoff, H 2001, Insect inspired visual control of translatory flight. in Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics). vol. 2159, Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), vol. 2159, Springer Verlag, pp. 627-636, 6th European Conference on Advances in Artificial Life, ECAL 2001, Prague, Czech Republic, 01/9/10.
Neumann TR, Bulthoff H. Insect inspired visual control of translatory flight. In Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics). Vol. 2159. Springer Verlag. 2001. p. 627-636. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)).
Neumann, Titus R. ; Bulthoff, Heinrich. / Insect inspired visual control of translatory flight. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics). Vol. 2159 Springer Verlag, 2001. pp. 627-636 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)).
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