[ASC-media] Media alert: Insect Robots
jcamedia at starclass.com.au
Fri Aug 20 08:20:15 EST 2004
Sir Mark Oliphant Conferences 2004 Media Alert
The Sir Mark Oliphant Conference on Insect Sensors and Robotics will take place at Emanuel College, at the University of Queensland, Brisbane, starting Monday, August 23, 2004.
Among its many topics:
* moth-like flying robots
* cockroaches as all-terrain vehicles
* cricket song for navigation
* fruitflies as wine connoisseurs
* ant robots as tracker dogs
* insect night-sight for navigation and safety
* shrimp eyes to watch over the oceans
* wasp noses to sniff the wind.
Media are welcome to attend and interview participants.
For more information and registration:
Ph + 61 (0)7 3871 9100
Professor Mandyam Srinivasan, Australian National University,
M.Srinivasan at anu.edu.au ph 0410 417 685
Professor Max Whitten, University of Queensland,
maxw at AOL7.com.au ph 07 5494 3175
Profesor Julian Cribb, media contact ph 0418 639 245
August 20, 2004
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