Development of a novel quadruped mobile robot for behavior analysis of rats

Qing Shi, Shunsyuke Miyagishima, Shogo Fumino, Hiroyuki Ishii, Atsuo Takanishi, Cecilia Laschi, Barbara Mazzolai, Virgilio Mattoli, Paolo Dario

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    Abstract

    In the domain of psychology and medical science, many experiments have been conducted referring to research on animal behaviors, to study the mechanism of mental disorders and to develop psychotropic drugs to treat them. Rodents such as rats are often chosen as experimental subjects in these experiments. However, according to some researchers, the experiments on social interactions using animals are poorly- reproducible. Therefore, we consider that the reproducibility of these experiments can be improved by using a robotic agent that interacts with an animal subject. We have developed a novel quadruped rat-inspired robot, the WR-2 (Waseda Rat No.2), based on the dimension and body structure of a mature rat. It is capable of reproducing the behaviors such as walking, mounting, rearing and grooming of the rat.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationIEEE/RSJ 2010 International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, IROS 2010 - Conference Proceedings
    Pages3073-3078
    Number of pages6
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2010
    Event23rd IEEE/RSJ 2010 International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, IROS 2010 - Taipei
    Duration: 2010 Oct 182010 Oct 22

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    Other23rd IEEE/RSJ 2010 International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, IROS 2010
    CityTaipei
    Period10/10/1810/10/22

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    Mountings
    Robotics
    Robots

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Artificial Intelligence
    • Human-Computer Interaction
    • Control and Systems Engineering

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    Shi, Q., Miyagishima, S., Fumino, S., Ishii, H., Takanishi, A., Laschi, C., ... Dario, P. (2010). Development of a novel quadruped mobile robot for behavior analysis of rats. In IEEE/RSJ 2010 International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, IROS 2010 - Conference Proceedings (pp. 3073-3078). [5653253] https://doi.org/10.1109/IROS.2010.5653253

    Development of a novel quadruped mobile robot for behavior analysis of rats. / Shi, Qing; Miyagishima, Shunsyuke; Fumino, Shogo; Ishii, Hiroyuki; Takanishi, Atsuo; Laschi, Cecilia; Mazzolai, Barbara; Mattoli, Virgilio; Dario, Paolo.

    IEEE/RSJ 2010 International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, IROS 2010 - Conference Proceedings. 2010. p. 3073-3078 5653253.

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

    Shi, Q, Miyagishima, S, Fumino, S, Ishii, H, Takanishi, A, Laschi, C, Mazzolai, B, Mattoli, V & Dario, P 2010, Development of a novel quadruped mobile robot for behavior analysis of rats. in IEEE/RSJ 2010 International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, IROS 2010 - Conference Proceedings., 5653253, pp. 3073-3078, 23rd IEEE/RSJ 2010 International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, IROS 2010, Taipei, 10/10/18. https://doi.org/10.1109/IROS.2010.5653253
    Shi Q, Miyagishima S, Fumino S, Ishii H, Takanishi A, Laschi C et al. Development of a novel quadruped mobile robot for behavior analysis of rats. In IEEE/RSJ 2010 International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, IROS 2010 - Conference Proceedings. 2010. p. 3073-3078. 5653253 https://doi.org/10.1109/IROS.2010.5653253
    Shi, Qing ; Miyagishima, Shunsyuke ; Fumino, Shogo ; Ishii, Hiroyuki ; Takanishi, Atsuo ; Laschi, Cecilia ; Mazzolai, Barbara ; Mattoli, Virgilio ; Dario, Paolo. / Development of a novel quadruped mobile robot for behavior analysis of rats. IEEE/RSJ 2010 International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, IROS 2010 - Conference Proceedings. 2010. pp. 3073-3078
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