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January 14, 2004

Bug vision

Wired News: Bugs Taking Over Robot Guidance

"The principle is simply that, if the insect flies along a straight line, objects that are near it appear to whiz by much more rapidly in the eye than objects that are far away," says Srinivasan. "Thus, the distance to an object can be inferred in terms of the velocity of its image in the eye -- the greater the velocity, the nearer the object."

Posted by vanevery at 04:42 PM