The navigational strategies employed by insects enable them to walk or fly over long distances, find food and return to their nest. To accomplish this they utilise a toolkit of elegant sensory and 'cognitive' strategies. In the Insect Navigation Group, we study these strategies using traditional behavioural experiments as well computational and robotic models.
News from the Sussex Insect Navigation Group
June '15: A new paper from Cornelia's desert ants. This time she shows that olfactory information is available to navigating ants and could potentially be used.