Miniature creatures performing extraordinary feats with limited resources

Project: Research Councils

Project Details


The Dlife project, funded by HFSP, will provide an unprecedented insight into how different behavioral strategies, sensory information, structural and mechanical features, and neural mechanisms interact to create complex versatile behaviors such as locomotion, food transport, navigation and their combination in miniature systems, like dung beetles.

Key findings

We will test hypotheses derived from behavioral and biomechanical data on a biorobotic model. Our results will also lead to a novel bio-inspired robotic technology for achieving multiple robotic functions and solving complex motor control problems of systems with many degrees of freedom.
Short titleD-Life
Effective start/end date01/01/201831/10/2022


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