Artificial insect-inspired ‘brain’ can guide robotic dog through maze

Robotic dogs can be guided by a synthetic, insect-inspired brain that uses less energy and is lighter than traditional approaches.
Opteran Technologies in the UK developed the control system. It mimics honeybees' navigation. It includes a computer chip, two cameras that provide 360-degree views, and can be connected with various drones and robots.

It weighs just 30 grams and uses less than 3W of electricity. Opteran CEO David Rajan says that this is only a fraction of the power required by robot control systems. Our algorithms are so light that they can be run