Recent Publications:


  • Recent Research Papers
  • Recent Ph.D. Theses
  • Recent Books, Book Chapters, Review Articles and Commentaries


    Recent Research Papers ^


    A. Denuelle, S. Thurrowgood, F. Kendoul and M.V. Srinivasan (2015)
    A view-based method for local homing of unmanned rotorcraft.
    International Conference on Automation, Robotics and Applications (ICARA 2015), Queenstown, 17-19 February 2015.

    A. Denuelle, S. Thurrowgood, R. Strydom, F. Kendoul and M.V. Srinivasan (2015).
    Biologically-inspired visual stabilization of a rotorcraft UAV in unknown outdoor environments.
    Proceedings, International Conference on Unmanned Aerial Systems (ICUAS’15), Denver (USA), 9-12 June 2015.

    I. Schiffner and M.V. Srinivasan (2015)
    Direct evidence for vision-based control of flight speed in budgerigars.
    Scientific Reports 5, 10992; doi: 10.1038/srep10992.

    R. Strydom, S. Thurrowgood, A. Denuelle and M.V. Srinivasan (in press)
    UAV guidance: A stereo-based technique for interception of stationary or moving targets.
    Proceedings, 16th International Conference, Towards Autonomous Robotic Systems, Liverpool, UK, 8-10 September 2015

    G.J Taylor, A.C. Paulk, T.W.J. Pearson, R.J.D. Moore, J.A. Stacey, D. Ball, B. van Swinderen, and M.V. Srinivasan (in press)
    Insects modify their behaviour depending on the feedback sensor used when walking on a trackball in virtual-reality.
    J. Exp. Biol. (in press)

    H. Wang, H. Kurniawati, S. Singh and M.V. Srinivasan (2015)
    In-silico Behavior Discovery System: An Application of Planning in Ethology.
    Proceedings, 25th International Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling, Jerusalem, Israel, June 7-11, 2015.


    N. Bauer, P. Pathirana, S. Ekanayake and M.V. Srinivasan (2014)
    Convergence of object focused simultaneous estimation of optical flow and state dynamics.
    International Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems 11:158 doi: 10.5772/58698.

    P. S. Bhagavatula, C. Claudianos, M.R. Ibbotson and M.V. Srinivasan (2014)
    Behavioral lateralization and optimal route choice in flying budgerigars.
    PLOS Computational Biology. 10(3): e1003473.

    C. Evangelista, P. Kraft, M. Dacke, T. Labhart and M.V. Srinivasan (2014)
    Honeybee navigation: critically examining the role of the polarization compass.
    Philosophical Transaction of the Royal Society B. 369(1636):20130037

    R.J. D. Moore, G.J. Taylor, A.C. Paulk, T. Pearson, B. van Swinderen, and M.V. Srinivasan (2014)
    FicTrac: a visual method for tracking spherical motion and generating fictive animal paths.
    Journal of Neuroscience Methods 225:106-119.

    N. Nourani-Vatani, P.V.K. Borges, J.M. Roberts and M.V. Srinivasan (2014)
    On the use of optical flow for scene change detection and description.
    Journal of Intelligent Robotic Systems 74, 817-846.

    A. Paulk, J.A. Stacey, T.W.J. Pearson, G.J. Taylor, R.J.D. Moore, M.V. Srinivasan and B. van Swinderen (2014)
    Selective attention in the honeybee optic lobes precedes behavioral choices.
    Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 111, 5006-5011.

    S. Thurrowgood, R. J. D. Moore, D. Soccol, M. Knight and M.V. Srinivasan (2014)
    A biologically inspired, vision-based guidance system for automatic landing of a fixed-wing aircraft.
    Journal of Field Robotics 31:699-727.

    I. Schiffner, H.D. Vo, P. S. Bhagavatula and M. V. Srinivasan (2014)
    Minding the gap: in-flight body awareness in birds
    Frontiers in Zoology 11(64)

    I. Schiffner, B. Siegmund and R. Wiltschko (2014):
    Following the sun: a mathematical analysis of the tracks of clock-shifted homing pigeons
    Journal of Experimental Biology 217:2643-2649.

    R. Strydom, S. Thurrowgood and M.V. Srinivasan (2014)
    Visual Odometry: Autonomous UAV Navigation using Optic Flow and Stereo.
    Proceedings of the Australasian Conference on Robotics and Automation (ARCA 2014), Melbourne, 2-4 December 2013.


    E. Baird, N. Boeddeker, M.R. Ibbotson and M.V. Srinivasan (2013)
    A universal strategy for visually guided landing
    PNAS 110(64):18686–18691

    R. Strydom, S. Thurrowgood and M.V. Srinivasan (2013)
    Airborne Vision System for the Detection of Moving Objects.
    Proceedings of the Australasian Conference on Robotics and Automation (ARCA 2013), Sydney, 2-4 December 2013.

    S. Baker, D. Soccol, A. Postula and M.V. Srinivasan (2013)
    Passive Landing Gear using Coupled Mechanical Design.
    Proceedings of the Australasian Conference on Robotics and Automation (ARCA 2013), Sydney, 2-4 December 2013.

    N. Nourani-Vatani, P.V.K. Borges, J.M. Roberts and M.V. Srinivasan (2013)
    On the use of optical flow for scene change detection and description.
    Journal of Intelligent Robotic Systems:1-30.

    G.J. Taylor, T. Luu, D. Ball and M.V. Srinivasan (2013)
    Vision and air flow combine to streamline flying honeybees.
    Scientific Reports 3:2614.

    I. Schiffner and M.V. Srinivasan (2013)
    Behavioural lateralization in budgerigars varies with the task and the individual
    PLoS ONE 8(12): e82670.

    I. Schiffner, P. Fuhrmann and R. Wiltschko (2013)
    Homing flights of pigeons in the Frankfurt region: the effect of distance and local experience.
    Animal Behaviour 86:291-307.

    I. Schiffner and R. Wiltschko (2013)
    Development of the Navigational System in Homing Pigeons: Increase in Complexity of the Navigational Map.
    Journal of Experimental Biology 216:2675-2681.

    R. Strydom, S. Thurrowgood and M.V. Srinivasan (2013)
    UAV attitude control using the visual horizon.
    Proceedings of the Australasian Conference on Robotics and Automation (ARCA 2013), Sydney, 2-4 December 2013.


    R. Benosman, S-H. Ieng, C. Clercq, C. Bartolozzi and M.V. Srinivasan (2012)
    Asynchronous frameless event-based optical flow.
    Neural Networks 27:32-37.

    R.J.D. Moore, S. Thurrowgood and M.V. Srinivasan (2012)
    Vision-only estimation of wind field strength and direction from an aerial platform.
    Proceedings, IEEE /RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, Vilamoura, 7-12 October 2012.


    P. Bhagavatula, C. Claudianos, M. Ibbotson and M. Srinivasan (2011)
    Optic flow cues guide flight in birds.
    Current Biology 21:1-6.

    J. Fernandes, A. Postula, S. Thurrowgood, and M. Srinivasan (2011)
    Insect inspired vision for micro aerial vehicle navigation.
    Proceedingsof the Australasian Conference on Robotics and Automation (ACRA 2011), Melbourne, 7-9 December 2011.

    P. Kraft, C. Evangelista, M. Dacke, T. Labhart and M. V. Srinivasan (2011)
    Honeybee navigation: Following routes using polarized-light cues.
    Philosophical Transaction of the Royal Society B 366:703-708.

    T Luu, A. Cheung, D. Ball and M.V. Srinivasan (2011)
    Honeybee flight: A novel 'streamlining' response.
    Journal of Experimental Biology. 214:2215-2225.

    R.J.D. Moore, S.Thurrowgood, D. Bland, D. Soccol and M.V. Srinivasan (2011)
    A Fast and Adaptive Method for Estimating UAV Attitude from the Visual Horizon.
    Proceedings, IEEE /RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, San Francisco, 25-30 September 2011

    R.J.D. Moore, S. Thurrowgood, D. Soccol, D. Bland and M.V. Srinivasan (2011)
    A method for the visual estimation and control of 3-DOF attitude for UAVs.
    Proceedings of the Australasian Conference on Robotics and Automation (ACRA 2011), Melbourne, 7-9 December 2011

    N. Nourani-Vatani, P.V.K. Borges, J.M. Roberts and M.V. Srinivasan (2011)
    Topological localization using optical flow descriptors.
    Proceedings, IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision Workshops, Barcelona, 6-13 November 2011.

    I. Schiffner, J. Baumeister and R. Wiltschko (2011)
    Mathematical analysis of the navigational process in homing pigeons.
    Journal of Theoretical Biology 291:42-46.


    S. Biswas, J. Reinhard, J. Oakeshott, R. Russell, M. Srinivasan and C. Claudianos (2010)
    Sensory regulation of Neuroligins and Neurexin I in the honeybee brain.
    PLoS ONE 5:e9133.

    C. Evangelista, P. Kraft, M. Dacke, J. Reinhard and M.V. Srinivasan (2010)
    The moment before touchdown: Landing manoeuvres of the honeybee Apis mellifera.
    Journal of Experimental Biology 213:262-270.

    D. Guez, H. Zhu, S.W. Zhang and M.V. Srinivasan (2010)
    Enhanced cholinergic transmission promotes recall in honeybees.
    Journal of Insect Physiology 56:1341-1348.

    R.J.D. Moore, S.Thurrowgood, D. Bland, D. Soccol and M. Srinivasan (2010)
    UAV altitude and attitude stabilization using a coaxial stereo vision system.
    In: Proceedings, IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation. Anchorage, Alaska, 3-8 May 2010. IEEE Press.

    J. Reinhard, M. Sinclair, M. Srinivasan and C. Claudianos (2010)
    Honeybees learn odour mixtures via a selection of key odorants.
    PLoS ONE 5:e9110.

    W. Stuerzl and M.V. Srinivasan (2010)
    Omnidirectional imaging system with constant elevational gain and single viewpoint.
    In: Proceedings, 10th Workshop on Omnidirectional Vision, Camera Networks and Sensors, Zaragoza, 27 June 2010.

    S. Thurrowgood, R.J.D. Moore, D. Bland, D. Soccol and M.V. Srinivasan (2010)
    UAV attitude control using the visual horizon.
    Proceedings of the Australasian Conference on Robotics and Automation (ARCA 2010), Brisbane, 1-3 December 2010.


    P. Bhagavatula, C. Claudianos, M. Ibbotson and M.V. Srinivasan (2009)
    Edge detection in landing budgerigars (Melopsittacus undulatus).
    PLoS ONE 4:e7301.


    Recent Ph.D. Theses ^



    Vision Unravelling the sensory control of behaviour in honeybees using virtual reality paradigms
    G. J. Taylor, Queensland Brain Institute/University of Queensland, Brisbane (2015), PhD Thesis.

    Vision systems for autonomous aircraft guidance
    R.J.D. Moore, Queensland Brain Institute/University of Queensland, Brisbane (2012), PhD Thesis.

    Visually guided flight in birds using the Budgerigar (Melopsittacus undulatus) as a model system
    P. Bhagavatula, Australian National University, Canberra (2011), PhD Thesis.


    Recent Books, Book Chapters, Review Articles and Commentaries ^



    M.V. Srinivasan (2015)
    Where paths meet and cross: Navigation by path integration in the desert ant and the honeybee.
    J. Comp. Physiol A 201, 533–546.

    M.V. Srinivasan (2015)
    Of Bees, Birds and ‘Bots: Visual guidance of flight in natural systems, and applications to autonomous aerial vehicles.
    IEEE Potentials Magazine, Issue 2, 15-20. DOI 10.1109/MPOT.2014.2372061.

    The Visual Neurosciences.
    J.S. Werner and L.M. Chalupa (eds.), M.V. Srinivasan, M. Burns, J. Geng, M. Goldman, J. Handa, A. Ishida, G.R. Mangun, K, McAllister, B. Olshausen, G. Recanzone, M.V. Srinivasan, W.M. Usrey, M. Webster, D. Whitney (Associate Editors), MIT Press 2014, 2000 pages. ISBN 9780262019163.

    M.V. Srinivasan (2014)
    Going with the flow: a brief history of the study of the honeybee’s navigational ‘odometer’.
    J. Comp. Physiol A 200, 563-573.

    M.V. Srinivasan, R.J.D. Moore, S. Thurrowgood, D. Soccol, D. Bland and M. Knight (2014)
    Vision and navigation in insects, and applications to aircraft guidance.
    In: The Visual Neurosciences, J.S. Werner and L.M. Chalupa (eds.), MIT Press, pp. 1219-1232

    Frontiers in Sensing: From Biology to Engineering.
    F.G. Barth, J.G.C. Humphrey and M.V. Srinivasan (eds.), Springer-Verlag, Vienna/New York (2012), 438 pages. ISBN 978-3-211-99748-2.

    M.V. Srinivasan (2012)
    Bee learning and communication.
    In: Encyclopedia of the Sciences of Learning, N.M. Seel (ed.). Springer-Verlag, Vienna/New York, pp. 418-421.

    M.V. Srinivasan, R.J.D. Moore, S. Thurrowgood, D. Soccol and D. Bland (2012)
    From biology to engineering: Insect vision and applications to robotics.
    In: Frontiers in Sensing: From Biology to Engineering, F.G. Barth, J.G.C. Humphrey and M.V. Srinivasan (eds.), Springer-Verlag, Vienna/New York, pp. 19-39.

    R.J.D. Moore, S.Thurrowgood, D. Bland, D. Soccol and M.V. Srinivasan (2011)
    A Bio-Inspired Stereo Vision System for Guidance of Autonomous Aircraft.
    In: Advances in Theory and Applications of Stereo Vision, Asim Bhatti (ed.), ISBN: 978-953-307-516-7, InTech Publishers.

    M.V. Srinivasan (2011)
    Honeybees as a model for the study of visually guided flight, navigation, and biologically inspired robotics.
    Physiological Reviews 91:389-411.

    M.V. Srinivasan (2011)
    Visual control of navigation in insects and its relevance for robotics.
    Current Opinion in Neurobiology 21:535-543.

    M.V. Srinivasan, S. Thurrowgood and D. Soccol (2011)
    UAV guidance inspired by principles of insect vision.
    In: Encyclopedia of Aerospace Engineering, R. Blockley and W. Shyy (eds.), John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester, U.K. pp 4363-4374. ISBN: 9780470754405

    M.V. Srinivasan (2010)
    Honeybee communication: A signal for danger.
    Current Biology 20:R366-367.

    M.V. Srinivasan (2009)
    Honey bees as a model for vision, perception and 'cognition'.
    Annual Review of Entomology 55:267-284