The Camouflage Machine: optimising patterns for camouflage and visibility".
8 June 2015
Nick Scott-Samuel, Roland Baddeley (Experimental Psychology) and Innes Cuthill, (Biology) have been awarded an EPSRC grant of £590k for "The Camouflage Machine: optimising patterns for camouflage and visibility".
The goal of this new interdisciplinary research is to develop a principled approach to understanding camouflage and conspicuousness and, in practical applications, deliver bespoke solutions to any situation where minimum or maximum visibility is required. The approach is biologically inspired on several levels, combining knowledge of how animal colour patterns are generated, with evolutionarily based computer learning techniques and human assessment of visual differences.
Find out more about camouflage research in Bristol at Camo Lab