Professor Barbara Webb

Professor of Biorobotics
Prof Barbara Webb
Professor Webb is Director of the Institute of Perception, Action and Behaviour, in the School of Informatics. Her main research interest is in perceptual systems for the control of behaviour, through building computational and physical (robot) models of the hypothesised mechanisms. In particular, she focusses on insect behaviours, as their smaller nervous systems may be easier to understand. Recent work includes study of some of the more complex capabilities of insects, including multimodal integration (in crickets and flies), navigation (in ants) and learning (in flies and maggots). She also has an interest in theoretical issues of methodology; in particular the problems of measurement, modeling and simulation.