Over the years, we have perfected our bee tracking system “BeesBook” and altough we haven’t really advertised, a few bee (and ant) people have approached us for help setting up BeesBook systems in Germany, Australia, China and the USA. If… Continue Reading
Tim has broken his patella playing soccer and so tonight, Ben will be representing the lab at Hybrid Encounters, an event series of the Hybrid Plattform and the Schering Stiftung. Argentinean artist Tomás Saraceno will present some of his work… Continue Reading
We just got back from our first group retreat on Lanzarote! We have had an intense time to learn about each of our projects in depth – we discussed our favorite topics (collective intelligence, machine learning and robotics), wrote papers… Continue Reading
Digital Trends published an article on our on dancing RoboBee!
New Scientist features our waggle dancing “RoboBee”! Check out the article’s video teaser!
From bees feeding bees to cars charging cars: our new project needed help to assess how valuable this technology actually is for electric car owners and businesses. We were invited to pitch the project idea to business students of ESCP… Continue Reading
We submitted a long due manuscript that presents the results of our work with the dancing honeybee robot “RoboBee” to arXiv. We show that the robotic dancer attracted bees, elicited “dance-following”, a stereo-typical behavior that bees perform, presumably to decode… Continue Reading
The Fulbright Germany‘s Berlin Seminar offered a variety of panels, workshops, excursions and seminars – one of which was given by Tim about bees, robots and how Fulbright helped continuing his career in California. Thanks for the invite, Fulbright Commission!
A few days ago we uploaded a manuscript on our new vision system for the decoding of honeybee dances to arxiv. Promptly, MIT Technology Review publishes an article on it: https://www.technologyreview.com/s/608796/machine-vision-decodes-honeybee-waggle-dances/
We have sent Julian on a trip to Mexico with our collaborators Jens Krause, David Bierbach and Pawel Romanczuk who were studying the collective dynamics of an endemic fish species. Julian, our drone pilot in Project NeuroCopter, used our DJI… Continue Reading