Bionic research and insect pest management
Structure and function inspired by insects:
Bionic night vision algorithm
Bionic image denoising algorithm
Bionic optical collision avoidance
Sustainable pest control of Drosophila suzukii and migrating locusts
Development of biocides derived from organic waste material
Development of botanical oil emulsions for insect locust control
I hold several patents for innovative night vision algorithms and botanical pesticides
Neurobionic night vision
Nocturnal insects see in the dark. My patented night vision algorithm simulates this remarkable sensory capability.
My bionic alogrithm significantly reduces noise by means of spatial integration of visual information. It preserves image details and image sharpness. In addition, I developed a novel image postprocessing of mammographic images that allows to improve image quality for reliable diagnosis.
Bionic collision avoidance
We recorded neuronal activity from collision detector neurons of locusts to develop an optical collision avoidance device that can make drone flights safer.
Project: BioKollAvoid funded by the FFG
First prototype was developed in cooperation with FH Joanneum, Fraunhofer Institute Graz, Drone rescue systmes Inc.
Alternative control of the Asian fruit fly Drosophila suzukii
We invented an effective biocide against the Asian fruit fly Drosophila suzukii. It is easy to apply, cheap and sustainable.
Project Biocide funded by the aws Austria
Institute for Biology