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Role of an identified looming-sensitive neuron in triggering a flying locust's escape.
Flying locusts perform a characteristic gliding dive in response to predator-sized stimuli looming from one side. These visual looming stimuli trigger trains of spikes in the descending contralateralExpand
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A bio-inspired visual collision detection mechanism for cars: Optimisation of a model of a locust neuron to a novel environment
The lobula giant movement detector (LGMD) neuron of locusts has been shown to preferentially respond to objects approaching the eye of a locust on a direct collision course. Expand
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Retinally-generated saccadic suppression of a locust looming-detector neuron: investigations using a robot locust
A fundamental task performed by many visual systems is to distinguish apparent motion caused by eye movements from real motion occurring within the environment. Expand
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A bio-inspired visual collision detection mechanism for cars: Combining insect inspired neurons to create a robust system
The lobula giant movement detector (LGMD) of locusts is a visual interneuron that responds with an increasing spike frequency to an object approaching on a direct collision course, and only colliding and translating stimuli produce excitation in the neuron. Expand
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The role of behavioural ecology in the design of bio-inspired technology
Many of today’s most challenging information processing tasks can be performed using technology inspired by the highly evolved nervous systems of animals, and some of the most successful bio-inspiredExpand
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Data mining neural spike trains for the identification of behavioural triggers using evolutionary algorithms
We analysed spike trains from the descending contralateral movement detector (DCMD) neuron of locusts. Expand
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