Accelerating rat's learning speed using a robot - The robot autonomously shows rats its functions

Hiroyuki Ishii, Masaki Nakasuji, Motonori Ogura, Hiroyasu Miwa, Atsuo Takanishi

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    Abstract

    we investigated interactions between animals and robots and would like to create a model of symbiosis between creature and robot. Therefore, we have been conducted several interaction experiments between rats and robots based on animal psychology. In our previous research, we developed a robot which has two levers (WM-6). We then conditioned rats to push the levers on the robot to obtain food. To show the rats how to obtain food, the experimenter pushed the levers and fed food in front of the rats. In this paper, we tried to condition rats to push the levers without the experimenter showing. Refereeing to Skinner's operant conditioning, we developed a robot behavior generation algorithm that enabled the robot to autonomously show rats how to obtain food, pushing the levers. We then confirmed its effect through an experiment. In the beginning of this experiment, a rat could not push the levers. Then, the robot autonomously showed its functions changing its behavior pattern. Therefore, the rat learned to push the levers on the robot to obtain food.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings - IEEE International Workshop on Robot and Human Interactive Communication
    Pages229-234
    Number of pages6
    Publication statusPublished - 2004
    EventRO-MAN 2004 - 13th IEEE International Workshop on Robot and Human Interactive Communication - Okayama
    Duration: 2004 Sep 202004 Sep 22

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    OtherRO-MAN 2004 - 13th IEEE International Workshop on Robot and Human Interactive Communication
    CityOkayama
    Period04/9/2004/9/22

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    Keywords

    • Animal-robot Interaction
    • Operant Conditioning

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Engineering(all)

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    Ishii, H., Nakasuji, M., Ogura, M., Miwa, H., & Takanishi, A. (2004). Accelerating rat's learning speed using a robot - The robot autonomously shows rats its functions. In Proceedings - IEEE International Workshop on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (pp. 229-234)

    Accelerating rat's learning speed using a robot - The robot autonomously shows rats its functions. / Ishii, Hiroyuki; Nakasuji, Masaki; Ogura, Motonori; Miwa, Hiroyasu; Takanishi, Atsuo.

    Proceedings - IEEE International Workshop on Robot and Human Interactive Communication. 2004. p. 229-234.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    Ishii, H, Nakasuji, M, Ogura, M, Miwa, H & Takanishi, A 2004, Accelerating rat's learning speed using a robot - The robot autonomously shows rats its functions. in Proceedings - IEEE International Workshop on Robot and Human Interactive Communication. pp. 229-234, RO-MAN 2004 - 13th IEEE International Workshop on Robot and Human Interactive Communication, Okayama, 04/9/20.
    Ishii H, Nakasuji M, Ogura M, Miwa H, Takanishi A. Accelerating rat's learning speed using a robot - The robot autonomously shows rats its functions. In Proceedings - IEEE International Workshop on Robot and Human Interactive Communication. 2004. p. 229-234
    Ishii, Hiroyuki ; Nakasuji, Masaki ; Ogura, Motonori ; Miwa, Hiroyasu ; Takanishi, Atsuo. / Accelerating rat's learning speed using a robot - The robot autonomously shows rats its functions. Proceedings - IEEE International Workshop on Robot and Human Interactive Communication. 2004. pp. 229-234
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