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
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Dec 22
Event1st IEEE/RAS-EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics, 2006, BioRob 2006 - Pisa, Italy
Duration: 2006 Feb 202006 Feb 22

Publication series

NameProceedings of the First IEEE/RAS-EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics, 2006, BioRob 2006
Volume2006

Conference

Conference1st IEEE/RAS-EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics, 2006, BioRob 2006
CountryItaly
CityPisa
Period06/2/2006/2/22

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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., 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 (pp. 631-636). [1639160] (Proceedings of the First IEEE/RAS-EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics, 2006, BioRob 2006; Vol. 2006). https://doi.org/10.1109/BIOROB.2006.1639160