Robotic ant

Robotic ant

T250/0491 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 54.7MB

Downloadable file size: 20.2MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Caption: Robotic ant next to a real ant (Dinoponera gigantea). This mobile micro-robot, nicknamed 'Alice', was designed by researcher Gilles Caprari at the Ecole Polytechnique Federal de Lausanne (EPFL), in Switzerland. 'Alice' is used in experiments to examine the interactions between robot ants and live ants. This research aims to better understand the social behaviour of real ants. The findings may be applied to communication networks and transport organisation. D. gigantea ants can reach 3 centimetres in length. The species is native to South America.

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: animal, ant, biological, biology, de lausanne, device, dinoponera gigantea, duo, ecole polytechnique federal, engineering, epfl, europe, european, eusocial, fauna, hymenoptera, hymenopteran, insect, lab, laboratory, lausanne, machine, micro, micro-robot, mobile, nature, pair, research, researching, robot, robotic, robotics, social, swiss, switzerland, technological, technology, two, wildlife, zoological, zoology

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.