Rat nav

Secondary KLA:
Educational levels:
Year 9, Year 10


This 5 minute video segment from Catalyst shows how University of Queensland scientists have created a computer program which mimics the way a rat navigates, in the hope of one day giving future robotic vehicles the ability to explore and map their environments by themselves.

NSW syllabus outcomes

(SC5-14LW) analyses interactions between components and processes within biological systems

(SC5-15LW) explains how biological understanding has advanced through scientific discoveries, technological developments and the needs of society

Australian curriculum content descriptions

(ACSSU175) Multi-cellular organisms rely on coordinated and interdependent internal systems to respond to changes to their environment

(ACSHE158) Advances in scientific understanding often rely on developments in technology and technological advances are often linked to scientific discoveries

More information

Resource type:
Moving Image
ScOT topics:
Technology, Robots, Navigation, Rats
File type:
State of NSW, Department of Education
Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Date created:
Monday, 16 November 2009

Resource ID: 04c58499-9d8e-407a-87cb-9340091a5084