Interaction between creature and robot - development of an experiment system for rat and rat robot interaction

Atsuo Takanishi, Tomohide Aoki, Munehisa Ito, Yasuo Ohkawa, Jin'ichi Yamaguchi

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    Abstract

    In this paper, we introduce a trial to realize interaction between creatures and robots. As the first step, rats were selected as an experimental target as a simplified form of interaction between human and humanoid robots. A rat robot was developed. Infrared transmitter, similar outlook of rat's figure and size, front-wheel steering and rear-wheel driving mechanism were equipped to the robot as the main features of the robot. An experiment system was developed to enable interaction between the rat robot and rats. The experiment system is equipped with a color CCD camera which captures and processes images of the rat and the rat robot in real-time. Behavioral experiments were performed with the system. As a result, it was confirmed that behaviors of the rat robot influence the rat's behaviors.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationIEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems
    Editors Anon
    Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ, United States
    PublisherIEEE
    Pages1975-1980
    Number of pages6
    Volume3
    Publication statusPublished - 1998
    EventProceedings of the 1998 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems. Part 1 (of 3) - Victoria, Can
    Duration: 1998 Oct 131998 Oct 17

    Other

    OtherProceedings of the 1998 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems. Part 1 (of 3)
    CityVictoria, Can
    Period98/10/1398/10/17

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    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Control and Systems Engineering

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    Takanishi, A., Aoki, T., Ito, M., Ohkawa, Y., & Yamaguchi, J. (1998). Interaction between creature and robot - development of an experiment system for rat and rat robot interaction. In Anon (Ed.), IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (Vol. 3, pp. 1975-1980). IEEE.