Mathematical modeling of robot-rat interaction for the analysis and modification of rat sociality

Qing Shi, Hiroyuki Ishii, Shinichiro Konno, Shinichi Kinoshita, Atsuo Takanishi, Satoshi Okabayashi, Naritoshi Iida, Hiroshi Kimura

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Abstract

This paper proposes the use of a specific mathematical model to represent the relationship between rat behavior and sociality (degree of friendliness with the robot) in the robot-rat interaction system. To validate the model, we conducted social interaction test between a rat-like robot and real, live rats. A rat-like robot called WR-4 capable of generating friendly or neutral behaviors among rats serves as partner to the rats in the interaction. Meanwhile, we performed Principal Component Analysis to specify the mathematical model. The experimental results show that this mathematical model allows quantitative estimation of rat sociality. Likewise, the results reveal that rat sociality can be analyzed and modified in this robot-rat interaction system.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2012 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, IROS 2012
Pages120-125
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Dec 1
Event25th IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Robotics and Intelligent Systems, IROS 2012 - Vilamoura, Algarve, Portugal
Duration: 2012 Oct 72012 Oct 12

Publication series

NameIEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems
ISSN (Print)2153-0858
ISSN (Electronic)2153-0866

Conference

Conference25th IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Robotics and Intelligent Systems, IROS 2012
CountryPortugal
CityVilamoura, Algarve
Period12/10/712/10/12

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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