May 19, 2010

Robots To Get Biosonar Night Vision

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Bats use echolocation (biosonar) to "see" in the dark and now researchers are thinking of using it on robots. Simon Whiteley and team, from the Centre for Ultrasonic Engineering at the University of Strathclyde, mounted wireless mic sensors on 6 Egyptian fruit bats to record their calls. They then replicated it electronically. Future applications may include using the technology in sonar and in positioning robotic vehicles.

Via Live Science

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Posted by Sheila Franklin at May 19, 2010 9:05 PM
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