Max Planck Institute of Animal Behavior
Max Planck Institute of Animal Behavior

Imaging Hangar in the VCC

What is the Imaging Hangar?

At the heart of the VCC building is the Imaging Hangar. The behaviour of animals will be observed in a reactive, 3D environment of 1.900 cubic meters. Pioneering technology on this scale will allow the study of swarming birds, insects and mammals in controlled environments. Their reactions to virtual influences, such as projected predators, will be tracked with high precision in real-time providing a manipulable environment with natural observations. In addition to expanding the insight on animal networks, the imaging hangar will contribute to the development of computer vision. With its adaptable design, new technology can be easily implemented, such as motion capture and computer vision technology.

The Imaging Hangar is an outstanding foundation for research on collective behaviour that allows scientists to study the phenomena that occur within animal groups, and further develop cutting-edge research tools.

Max Planck Institute of Animal Behavior

Imaging Hangar Technician

For more information on the Imaging Hangar, or to inquire about research there, please contact Mathias Guenther