Experimental study on interaction between a rat and a rat-robot based on animal psychology - Analysis of basic factors necessary for a symbiosis between the rat and the robot

Hiroyuki Ishii, Tomohide Aoki, Masaki Nakasuji, Hiroyasu Miwa, Atsuo Takanishi

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Abstract

We clarify the basic factors necessary for a symbiotic relationship between humans and robots. However, evaluating interaction between humans and robots is difficult due to a number of uncertain factors in human communication. Therefore, less sophisticated creatures, rats, were first selected, and we conducted interaction experiments between rats and robots. In our previous studies, we could not conduct these experiments for over 2 hours. We then developed a new experimental system to conduct the experiments without time restrictions. Using this system, we conducted two interaction experiments. In one experiment, the robot, meeting a rat's request, could live symbiotically with the rat. In the other experiment, the robot, behaving sequentially without having met the rat, could control the rat. This paper investigates the factors for a symbiotic relationship between a rat and a robot by comparing the two experiments.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2758-2763
Number of pages6
JournalProceedings - IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation
Volume2004
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Jul 5
EventProceedings- 2004 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation - New Orleans, LA, United States
Duration: 2004 Apr 262004 May 1

Keywords

  • Component
  • Interaction
  • Psychology
  • Symbiosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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