Insect Robotics Group
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Edinburgh Univ.


Wessnitzer, J., Haferlach, T., Mangan, M., and Webb, B. (2008) Path integration using a model of e-Vector orientation coding in the insect brain. Adaptive Behavior 16:277-280. DOI:10.1177/1059712308094947

Smith, D., Wessnitzer, J., and Webb, B. (2008) A model of associative learning in the Mushroom Body. Biological Cybernetics 99:89-103. DOI:10.1007/s00422-008-0241-1

Wessnitzer J., Mangan M., and Webb B. (2008) Place memory in crickets. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 275:915-921 (pdf preprint)


Webb, B. (2007) Animals versus animats: or why not the real iguana? (to appear in) Theoria et Historia Scientarum (pdf preprint)

Haferlach, T., Wessnitzer, J., Mangan, M., and Webb, B. (2007) Evolving a neural model of insect path integration. Adaptive Behavior 15:273-287. DOI:10.1177/1059712307082080

Wessnitzer, J. and Webb, B. (2007) A neural model of cross-modal association in insects. Proceedings of the European Symposium on Artificial Neural Networks, M. Verleysen (Ed.): ESANN'07 pp.415-421.

Wessnitzer, J., Webb, B. and Smith, D. (2007) A model of non-elemental associative learning in the Mushroom Body neuropil of the insect brain. To appear in the Proceedings of the International Conference on Adaptive and Natural Computing Algorithms. LNCS 4431,4432. ICANNGA'07. (pdf preprint)

Webb, B., Wessnitzer, J., Bush, S., Schul, J., Buchli, J. and Ijspeert, A. (2007) Resonant neurons and bushcricket behaviour. Journal of Comparative Physiology A 193:285-288. DOI:10.1007/s00359-006-0199-1.

Reeve, R., van Schaik, A., Jin, C., Hamilton, T., Torben-Neilsen, B. and Webb, B. (2007) Directional hearing in a silicon cricket. Biosystems 87:307-313.


Chapman, T.P. and Webb, B. (2006) A model of antennal wall-following and escape in the cockroach. Journal of Comparative Physiology A 192:949-969.

Rosano, H. and Webb, B. (2006) The control of turning in real and simulated stick insects. Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on the Simulation of Adaptive Behaviour, Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence volume 4095.

Wessnitzer, J. and Webb, B. (2006) Multimodal sensory integration in insects - towards insect brain control architectures. Bioinspiration and Biomimetics 1 63-75 doi:10.1088/1748-3182/1/3/001.

Webb, B. (2006) Validating biorobotic models Journal of Neural Engineering 3 R25-R35 doi:10.1088/1741-2560/3/3/R01 (pdf preprint)

Zampoglou, M., Szenher, M. and Webb, B. (2006) Adaptation of Controllers for Image-Based Homing. Adaptive Behavior, Vol. 14, No. 4, 381-399 DOI: 10.1177/1059712306072338.

Webb, B. (2006) Transformation, encoding and representation. Current Biology 6 R184-R185. DOI:10.1016/j.cub.2006.02.034


Russo, P., Webb, B., Reeve, R., Arena, P., Patane, L. A Cricket-Inspired Neural Network for FeedForward Compensation and Multisensory Integration. IEEE Conference on Decision and Control and European Control Conference (2005) (pdf preprint)

Torben-Nielsen, B., Webb, B, and Reeve, R. (2005) New ears for a robot cricket. Proceedings of the International Conference on Artificial Neural Networks

Reeve, R., Webb, B., Horchler, A., Indiveri, G. and Quinn, R. (2005) New Technologies for testing a model of cricket phonotaxis on an outdoor robot platform. Robotics and Autonomous Systems, 51(1):41-54.


Horchler, A., Reeve, R., Webb, B. and Quinn, R. Robot phonotaxis in the wild: a biologically inspired approach to outdoor sound localization. Advanced Robotics (2004), 18(8):801-816.

Webb, B. (2004) Neural mechanisms for prediction: do insects have forward models? Trends in Neurosciences 27:278-282 (pdf preprint)

2003 and Earlier

Webb, B. & Reeve, R. (2003) Reafferent or redundant: How should a robot cricket use an optomotor reflex? Adaptive Behaviour 11:137-158 (pdf preprint)

Reeve, R. & Webb, B. (2002) New neural circuits for robot phonotaxis. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A, 361:2245-2266 (pdf preprint)

Webb, B. (2002) Robots in invertebrate neuroscience Nature 417:359-363 (pdf preprint)

Webb, B. (2001) Can robots make good models of biological behaviour? Target article for Behavioural and Brain Sciences 24(6):1033-1050 (html preprint)

Webb, B (2000) What does robotics offer animal behaviour? Animal Behaviour, 60:545-558 (pdf preprint)

Webb, B. & Harrison, R. (2000) Integrating sensorimotor systems in a robot model of cricket behaviour, Sensor Fusion And Decentralized Control In Robotic Systems III November 5-8, Boston. (Editors: McKEE GT, Schenker PS) Proceedings of the Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE), 4196, 113-124, 2000 (pdf preprint)

Webb, B., & Scutt, T. (2000) A simple latency dependent spiking neuron model of cricket phonotaxis. Biological Cybernetics 82(3):247-269

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