Our insect virtual reality study, built by Pavan Kumar Kaushik for his PhD research, was released this morning in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA.
See the VR in action in this lovely article by Harini Barath in NCBS News!
Pavan’s research caused quite a “buzz” in the media, being picked up by several news outlets across the globe as original stories:
CNN: “Scientists create video game to unlock how flies navigate“, Katie Hunt
Inverse: “These insects are annoying, but they might just save your life“, Sarah Wells
Haaretz: “Scientists Just Figured Out Why It’s So Hard to Swat a Fruit Fly“, Ruth Schuster
Der Tagespeigel: “Moderne Verhaltensforschung Wenn Fliegen fliegen und ihre Rechner rechnen“, Richard Friebe
ResearchMatters: “Using virtual reality to understand how insects fly“, Spoorthy Raman
Cosmos Magazine: “Fancy VR fact-finds fly flight“, Ian Connellan
Times of India “Scientists use virtual reality to know how insects find objects”
and more to come!
Congratulations Pavan on your amazing work!