Development of autonomous experimental setup for behavior analysis of rats

Hiroyuki Ishii, Motonori Ogura, Shunji Kurisu, Atsushi Komura, Atsuo Takanishi, Naritoshi Iida, Hiroshi Kimura

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Abstract

Experiments on animals has been playing very important part in psychology, medical science, genetics and brain science. Rodents are one of the most popular experimental subjects in these experiments. In psychology and brain science, behavior test and analysis on rodents, especially rats, has been performed to clarify mechanisms of mind or brain functions. "Open-field test" is one of the most popular research methods to investigate their behavior. In the "open-field test," rats are released into the "open-field," circle or square, flat arena surrounded by walls, and their behavior parameters such as position, moving distance, number of grooming and rearing are measured. With conventional experimental setups, these parameters has been measured and recorded by humans. Observing and recording are heavy task for experimenters, and also involves some human errors and subjectivity. Therefore, we developed an autonomous experimental setup which measures rats' position, number of grooming and rearing in the open-field. In addition, an active tracking camera which takes high resolution images of the rat in the open-field was developed. To prevent losing tracks of the rat, a prediction model of rat's movement is developed and integrated into the control of this camera.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2007 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, IROS 2007
Pages4152-4157
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Dec 1
Event2007 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, IROS 2007 - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: 2007 Oct 292007 Nov 2

Publication series

NameIEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems

Conference

Conference2007 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, IROS 2007
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA
Period07/10/2907/11/2

Keywords

  • Animal
  • Behavior analysis
  • Prediction model
  • Tracking camera

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Software
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Computer Science Applications

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    Ishii, H., Ogura, M., Kurisu, S., Komura, A., Takanishi, A., Iida, N., & Kimura, H. (2007). Development of autonomous experimental setup for behavior analysis of rats. In Proceedings of the 2007 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, IROS 2007 (pp. 4152-4157). [4399587] (IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems). https://doi.org/10.1109/IROS.2007.4399587