Bio-inspired sonar landmarks for mobile robot navigation

In this project, which is funded by the Volkswagen Foundation (not affiliated with the car company of the same name, but rather known to fund highly innovative research in various fields) we devolved sonar reflectors, which are inspired by the reflectors bat-pollinated plants. They evolved these passive acoustic signals to attract echolocating bats. Bio-inspired reflectors can be used as landmarks for sonar guided systems. Find herea first paper on classification of sonar targets and stay tuned for a full description of our method, which will innovate mobile robot navigation!