Barbara Webb runs the Insect Robotics group at the University of Edinburgh where she has been Professor of Biorobotics for the last ten years. She has published influential articles about the use of robot models to enhance understanding of how animals, particularly insects, are able to interact successfully with the world. Her recent work has focussed particularly on the brain mechanisms that underlie sophisticated navigation and learning in foraging insects such as ants.
Webb, Barbara. "Robots in invertebrate neuroscience." Nature 417.6886 (2002): 359.