publication . Article . 2014

Vibrating Makes for Better Seeing: From the Fly’s Micro-Eye Movements to Hyperacute Visual Sensors

Stéphane eViollet;
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  • Published: 28 Apr 2014 Journal: Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology, volume 2 (issn: 2296-4185, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Frontiers Media S.A.
Active vision means that visual perception not only depends closely on the subject's own movements, but that these movements actually contribute to the visual perceptual processes. Vertebrates' and invertebrates' eye movements are probably part of an active visual process, but their exact role still remains to be determined. In this paper, studies on the retinal micro-movements occurring in the compound eye of the fly are reviewed. Several authors have located and identified the muscles involved in these small retinal movements. Others have established that these retinal micro-movements occur in walking and flying flies, but their exact functional role still rem...
Medical Subject Headings: genetic structureseye diseases
free text keywords: Bioengineering and Biotechnology, hyperacuity, eye, micro-movements, fly, visual sensors, robots, micro-scanning, Review Article, Vision, TP248.13-248.65, Biotechnology, Bioengineering, Histology, Biomedical Engineering, Active vision, Eye movement, Computer vision, Visual perception, Artificial Eyes, Compound eye, Biology, Artificial intelligence, business.industry, business
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Curved Artificial Compound Eyes
  • Funder: European Commission (EC)
  • Project Code: 237940
  • Funding stream: FP7 | SP1 | ICT
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