I am interested in how animals—and robots—use multiple avenues of sensory perception to accomplish complex goals with minimal processing power. In particular, I am interested in how simple behavioral reflexes can be strung together into robust, efficient, but sometimes unpredictable, behavioral chains based on interactions with the environment. Understanding these behavioral reflexes can help inspire novel robotic control strategies, as well as motivate the design of technologies related to controlling insects for pollination, disease mitigation, pest control, and automated insect rearing (for animal feed and human consumption).
Currently I am a Postdoctoral Fellow with Michael Dickinson at the California Institute of Technology.
Floris van Breugel
California Institute of Technology
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