Bio-inspired optic flow sensors based on FPGA: Application to Micro-Air-Vehicles

  title={Bio-inspired optic flow sensors based on FPGA: Application to Micro-Air-Vehicles},
  author={F. Aub{\'e}part and Nicolas H. Franceschini},
  journal={Microprocessors and Microsystems},
Tomorrow’s Micro-Air-Vehicles (MAVs) could be used as scouts in many civil and military missions without any risk to human life. MAVs have to be equipped with sensors of several kinds for stabilization and guidance purposes. Many recent findings have shown, for example, that complex tasks such as 3-D navigation can be performed by insects using optic flow (OF) sensors although insects’ eyes have a rather poor spatial resolution. At our Laboratory, we have been performing electrophysiological… CONTINUE READING
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