Development of novel experimental setup using rat and small mobile robot to study behavior synchronization of animals

Hiroyuki Ishii, Shunji Kurisu, Atsushi Komura, Yuichi Masuda, Atsuo Takanishi, Naritoshi Iida, Hiroshi Kimura

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Abstract

Behavior synchronization of humans during conversation and cooperative task has been studied in psychology. In robotics, several researchers also have been studying cooperative task between a human and a robot referring to these studies. However, mechanisms of behavior synchronization are still unclear because of complexity of human being. Therefore, referring to animal psychology, we propose a novel experimental methodology to study behavior synchronization through interaction experiments between a rat and a robot. We then developed small mobile robots and an experimental setup. This experimental setup consists of two open-fields. A robot and a rat are released into each open-field. The robot reproduces motion of the rat in the other open-field. Using this experimental setup we also performed a preliminary experiment to investigate behavior synchronization. In this paper, we describe the robot and the experimental setup. We also introduce result of the experiment briefly.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2nd Biennial IEEE/RAS-EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics, BioRob 2008
Pages211-216
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Dec 1
Event2nd Biennial IEEE/RAS-EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics, BioRob 2008 - Scottsdale, AZ, United States
Duration: 2008 Oct 192008 Oct 22

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 2nd Biennial IEEE/RAS-EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics, BioRob 2008

Conference

Conference2nd Biennial IEEE/RAS-EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics, BioRob 2008
CountryUnited States
CityScottsdale, AZ
Period08/10/1908/10/22

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Biomedical Engineering

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    Ishii, H., Kurisu, S., Komura, A., Masuda, Y., Takanishi, A., Iida, N., & Kimura, H. (2008). Development of novel experimental setup using rat and small mobile robot to study behavior synchronization of animals. In Proceedings of the 2nd Biennial IEEE/RAS-EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics, BioRob 2008 (pp. 211-216). [4762890] (Proceedings of the 2nd Biennial IEEE/RAS-EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics, BioRob 2008). https://doi.org/10.1109/BIOROB.2008.4762890