Localization and Orientation in Biology and Engineering

  • D. Varjú
  • H.-U. Schnitzler

Part of the Proceedings in Life Sciences book series (LIFE SCIENCES)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XV
  2. Localization, Identification and Tracking of Signal Sources

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. A. M. H. J. Aertsen, P. I. M. Johannesma, J. Bruijns, P. W. M. Koopman
      Pages 38-41
    3. P. I. M. Johannesma, A. M. H. J. Aertsen
      Pages 42-45
    4. J. Mantel
      Pages 55-59
    5. G. Tittel, U. Müller, E. Schwartz
      Pages 69-72
    6. K-H. Bers, M. Bohner, P. Fritsche
      Pages 77-81
    7. A. Korn, M. Voss
      Pages 82-86
    8. A. G. Fleischer
      Pages 94-97
    9. H. Deubel, G. Hauske
      Pages 108-111
    10. C. Wehrhahn
      Pages 112-118
  3. Orientation and Path Control

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 119-119
    2. G. Wendler, H.-G. Heinzel, H. Scharstein
      Pages 170-172
    3. G. Hoffmann
      Pages 192-199
  4. Localization and Identification of Targets by Active Systems

About these proceedings


The German Society of Cybernetics organizes international conferences on selected interdisciplinary topics in regular 3-year intervals. The aim of these meetings is to bring together scientists who work in quite different disciplines, but are confronted with related problems and use the same or similar approaches. The topic of the 1983 conference which was held on March 23-25 at the University of Tiibingen came from a typical field of research in which engineers, biologists, and phYSicists share a common interest. We do not want to discuss here in detail the common principles which are used by nature and by engineers to solve the problems associated with localization and orientation, since the reader will find enough examples in this volume. The question, however, whether the participants of such meetings can really profit from each other, deserves some further consid­ eration. First, there is the difficulty of finding a common language. This still seems to be a problem, although in some fields the language of engineers and biologists has become very similar over the years, an impression we also gained during the conference. Most of the authors made a great ef­ fort to use a vocabulary which is understandable to people outside their own field of research, but, admittedly, not all succeeded.


Localization Navigation Orientation Orientierung Ortung Tierwanderung Zielerkennung biology

Editors and affiliations

  • D. Varjú
    • 1
  • H.-U. Schnitzler
    • 2
  1. 1.Lehrstuhl für BiokybernetikUniversität TübingenTübingenGermany
  2. 2.Lehrstuhl für TierphysiologieUniversität TübingenTübingenGermany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1984
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-69310-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-69308-3
  • Series Print ISSN 0172-6625
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