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Positional control via optic flow 

Some of the most famous bee experiments in navigation and positional control involve bees flying down tunnels. The striped side walls of said tunnels have been used to demonstrate the optic flow input to odometry and the flow speed control of position. However, what happens when the tunnels become wider and walls are further away; Much more like a natural object distribution. Here, Linander et al., show that in wider tunnels, bees use ventral optic flow to control a straight path. This suggests a system where optic flow from different parts of the flow field can be used for the same tasks.

Linander, N., Baird, E. & Dacke, M. J Comp Physiol A (2017). How bumblebees use lateral and ventral optic flow cues for position control in environments of different proximity. doi:10.1007/s00359-017-1173-9

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