Department: Comparative Biomedical Sciences
Research Centres: Structure & Motion Laboratory
My role is to manage research projects for Alan Wilson, from the proposal stage to completion of the research. The projects all involve studying the locomotion of animals in the wild using a range of innovative technologies.
Following the success of our modified research aircraft in our LOCATE project, the ERC-funded AIRSCAN project allows us to commercialise and make available the modifications developed for a modular, single-operator aerial survey and data acquisition airplane: the Trail ADAP. The potential users for this technologically-advanced yet undemanding aerial data acquisition platform include government, NGOs, companies and individuals, with applications ranging from mapping, survey data collection, conservation, academic research and many more.
Professor Alan Wilson leads a team of researchers in the southern African savannah to identify how speed, manoeuvring and habitat impact the hunting and evasion practices of carnivores and their prey.