Publication
Title
Modeling bat prey capture in echolocating bats : the feasibility of reactive pursuit
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Abstract
Echolocating bats are the only mammals engaging in airborne pursuit. In this paper, we implement a reactive model of sonar based prey pursuit in bats. Our simulations include a realistic prey localization mechanism as well as a model of the bats motor behavior. In contrast to previous work, our model incorporates bats ability to execute rapid saccadic scanning motions keeping the prey within its field of view. Decoupling the flight direction from the gaze direction allows our model to capture erratically moving prey using reactive control. We conclude that the rapid shifts in gaze direction allow bats to deal with the narrow field of view provided by their sonar system.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Journal of theoretical biology. - London
Journal of theoretical biology. - London
Publication
London : 2018
ISSN
0022-5193
Volume/pages
456 (2018) , p. 305-314
ISI
000445321400025
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UAntwerpen
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Creation 30.08.2018
Last edited 20.09.2021
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