Mandyam Srinivasan – Vision, Robotics and Bees
Mandyam Srinivasan’s research focuses on the principles of visual processing, perception and cognition in simple natural systems – especially bees. In this talk, he shows how much bees can learn, by training them in mazes. He also discusses the role of the head-butt in the waggle dance (!)
Jonathan Drori: The beautiful tricks of flowers
In this visually dazzling talk, Jonathan Drori shows the extraordinary ways flowering plants — over a quarter million species — have evolved to attract insects to spread their pollen: growing ‘landing-strips’ to guide the insects in, shining in ultraviolet, building elaborate traps, and even mimicking other insects in heat.