Theme Leader: Mandyam Srinivasan

Insect Navigation - Tien Luu

Investigating Visually Guided Flight Behavior of Honeybees in Virtual-Reality Flight Arena - Gavin Taylor


Theme Leader: Pankaj Sah

Using Place Cells in Goal-Directed Behaviour: Rodent Electrophysiology - Francois Windels



Theme Leader: Geoffrey Goodhill

Mathematical and Computational Theory of Animal Navigation - Allen Cheung



Theme Leader: Janet Wiles

Understanding the Dynamics and Function of Networks of Spiking Neurons - Peter Stratton

Spiking Hippocampal Models for Learning and Recall of Places and Paths - Christopher Nolan


Theme Leader: Gordon Wyeth

Brain-Based Robot Navigation - Michael Milford

Continuous Appearance-Based Localisation an dMapping - Will Maddern


Theme Leader: Jason Mattingley

Neural and Behavioral Correlates of Human Navigation - Oliver Baumann

The Influence of Alignment on Object-Location Memory wihtin a Virtual Environment - Edgar Chan


Theme Leader: Andrew Smith

Concept Mapping Inspired by Physical Navigation - Daniel Angus

Navigating Concept Space as a Network: Making Connections between Concepts - Paul Stockwell


Engineering, Technology and Robotics - David Ball

Honeybees are excellent foragers, able to find food sources at sites up to 10km away from their hive.
Theme 2A project focuses on how contextual information from the hippocampus is used in learnt and newly acquired behaviour.
Navigation is an umbrella term which encompasses a wide range of sensorimotor and information processing tasks, many of which are still poorly defined or understood.
Spikes have been recorded from single neurons in awake, behaving animals.
Major robotic research outcomes include breakthrough results in visual SLAM (Simultaneous Localization And Mapping) in very large environments as well as in long term persistent robot navigation, both achieved using the brain-based RatSLAM robot navi...
This research concerns the cognitive processes and neural circuits that underlie our ‘sense of direction’ and the distinct processes of memory encoding and retrieval during active navigation through three-dimensional space.
How humans use landmarks to assist in executing physical navigation tasks, and the RatSLAM algorithm which is inspired by rodent hippocampal models, make for ideal starting points for investigation into concept navigation.
Engineering, Technology and Robotics