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A mobile robot employing insect strategies for navigation
We use a synthetic methodology to gain additional insights into the navigation behavior of insects. Expand
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Desert ant navigation: how miniature brains solve complex tasks
  • R. Wehner
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Journal of Comparative Physiology A
  • 23 July 2003
AbstractThis essay presents and discusses the state of the art in studies of desert ant (Cataglyphis) navigation. In dealing with behavioural performances, neural mechanisms, and ecological functionsExpand
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Path integration in desert ants, Cataglyphis fortis.
  • M. Müller, R. Wehner
  • Computer Science, Medicine
  • Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences…
  • 1 July 1988
Foraging desert ants, Cataglyphis fortis, continually keep track of their own posotions relative to home- i.e., integrate their outbound routes and return home along straight (inbound) routes. Expand
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Spatial Vision in Arthropods
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Searching behaviour of desert ants, genusCataglyphis (Formicidae, Hymenoptera)
Summary1.If a homing ant (Cataglyphis bicolor,C. albicans) gets lost, it does not perform a random walk but adopts a stereotyped search strategy. During its search the ant performs a number of loopsExpand
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Idiosyncratic route-based memories in desert ants, Melophorus bagoti: How do they interact with path-integration vectors?
We present a systematic study of route-based memories in the Australian Red Honey Ant, Melophorus bagoti. Expand
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Path Integration Provides a Scaffold for Landmark Learning in Desert Ants
On leaving the nest [1-9] or a newly discovered food site [10-12] for the first time, bees and wasps perform elaborate flight maneuvers to learn the location of their goal and the lay of the landExpand
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Heat shock protein synthesis and thermotolerance in Cataglyphis, an ant from the Sahara desert.
  • W. Gehring, R. Wehner
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences…
  • 28 March 1995
The ant Cataglyphis lives in the Sahara desert and is one of the most thermotolerant land animals known. It forages at body temperatures above 50 degrees C, and the critical thermal maxima are atExpand
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The Ant Odometer: Stepping on Stilts and Stumps
Desert ants, Cataglyphis, navigate in their vast desert habitat by path integration. They continuously integrate directions steered (as determined by their celestial compass) and distances traveled,Expand
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Polarization vision--a uniform sensory capacity?
  • R. Wehner
  • Medicine
  • The Journal of experimental biology
  • 15 July 2001
In this concept paper, three scenarios are described in which animals make use of polarized light: the underwater world, the water surface and the terrestrial habitat vaulted by the pattern ofExpand
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