Collision Detector Mimics Locust Swarms

  • Magazine Article
  • TBMG-38136
Published December 01, 2020 by Tech Briefs Media Group in United States
  • English

Plagues of locusts, containing millions of insects, fly across the sky to attack crops but the individual insects do not collide with each other within these massive swarms. A team of engineers is creating a low-power collision detector that mimics the locust avoidance response to help robots, drones, and even self-driving cars avoid collisions.