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Vision-based flight control and stabilisation in hawkmoths

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Insects are inherently unstable and therefore rely on sensory feedback in order to maintain flight control and stability. This thesis focuses on how the hawkmoth Manduca sexta uses visual feedback to control and stabilise flight. The analysis is based on extensive sampling of the optomotor responses. I use a virtual reality flight simulator to measure the total moment that the moths generate in response to oscillating wide-field stimuli. The visual stimuli simulate rotations of differ...

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(FP7/2007-2013)/ERC grant agreement no. 204513
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DPhil
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Doctoral
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University of Oxford

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