Design and development of a Legged rat robot for studying animal-robot interaction

Cecilia Laschi, Barbara Mazzolai, Francesco Patanè, Virgilio Mattoli, Paolo Dario, Hiroyuki Ishii, Motonori Ogura, Shunji Kurisu, Atsushi Komura, Atsuo Takanishi

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    Abstract

    This paper presents the design and development of a bio-inspired legged rat robot, as an experimental tool for studying social interaction between rats and robots. The rat robot will be used as a platform to clarify basic factors for a relationship between rats and robots based on animal psychology and behavior. The developed rat robot has 4 legs with 3 DOF (2 active and 1 passive) for each leg. The two front legs are designed to perform simple manipulation tasks like pushing levers and buttons. Using our rat robot, an interaction experiment will be conducted to study the capability of the robotic rat to teach the real rat pushing levers.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the First IEEE/RAS-EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics, 2006, BioRob 2006
    Pages631-636
    Number of pages6
    Volume2006
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2006
    Event1st IEEE/RAS-EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics, 2006, BioRob 2006 - Pisa
    Duration: 2006 Feb 202006 Feb 22

    Other

    Other1st IEEE/RAS-EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics, 2006, BioRob 2006
    CityPisa
    Period06/2/2006/2/22

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    Rats
    Animals
    Robots
    Robotics
    Experiments

    Keywords

    • Animal-robot interaction
    • Bioinspired robotics
    • Biorobotics
    • Legged robot
    • Rat robot

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Engineering(all)

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    Laschi, C., Mazzolai, B., Patanè, F., Mattoli, V., Dario, P., Ishii, H., ... Takanishi, A. (2006). Design and development of a Legged rat robot for studying animal-robot interaction. In Proceedings of the First IEEE/RAS-EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics, 2006, BioRob 2006 (Vol. 2006, pp. 631-636). [1639160] https://doi.org/10.1109/BIOROB.2006.1639160

    Design and development of a Legged rat robot for studying animal-robot interaction. / Laschi, Cecilia; Mazzolai, Barbara; Patanè, Francesco; Mattoli, Virgilio; Dario, Paolo; Ishii, Hiroyuki; Ogura, Motonori; Kurisu, Shunji; Komura, Atsushi; Takanishi, Atsuo.

    Proceedings of the First IEEE/RAS-EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics, 2006, BioRob 2006. Vol. 2006 2006. p. 631-636 1639160.

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

    Laschi, C, Mazzolai, B, Patanè, F, Mattoli, V, Dario, P, Ishii, H, Ogura, M, Kurisu, S, Komura, A & Takanishi, A 2006, Design and development of a Legged rat robot for studying animal-robot interaction. in Proceedings of the First IEEE/RAS-EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics, 2006, BioRob 2006. vol. 2006, 1639160, pp. 631-636, 1st IEEE/RAS-EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics, 2006, BioRob 2006, Pisa, 06/2/20. https://doi.org/10.1109/BIOROB.2006.1639160
    Laschi C, Mazzolai B, Patanè F, Mattoli V, Dario P, Ishii H et al. Design and development of a Legged rat robot for studying animal-robot interaction. In Proceedings of the First IEEE/RAS-EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics, 2006, BioRob 2006. Vol. 2006. 2006. p. 631-636. 1639160 https://doi.org/10.1109/BIOROB.2006.1639160
    Laschi, Cecilia ; Mazzolai, Barbara ; Patanè, Francesco ; Mattoli, Virgilio ; Dario, Paolo ; Ishii, Hiroyuki ; Ogura, Motonori ; Kurisu, Shunji ; Komura, Atsushi ; Takanishi, Atsuo. / Design and development of a Legged rat robot for studying animal-robot interaction. Proceedings of the First IEEE/RAS-EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics, 2006, BioRob 2006. Vol. 2006 2006. pp. 631-636
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