The effect of mobile robot on group behavior of animals

Daisuke Fujiwara, Kojiro Iizuka, Yoshiyuki Matsumura, Tohru Moriyama, Ryo Watanabe, Koichiro Enomoto, Masashi Toda, Yukio Gunji

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Abstract

This paper observes the effect of a mobile robot on the group behavior of soldier crabs. The mobile robot interacts with eight soldier crabs. For the experimental analysis, this paper adopts four settings. In the first setting, eight soldier crabs are placed in an experiment area without the presence of the robot. In the second, third, and fourth settings, eight soldier crabs are placed in an experiment area with, respectively, a stationary robot, a continuously moving robot, and an intermittently moving robot. These experimental results are analyzed using a fluctuation index. From analysis, it was found that the fluctuation slope for the fourth experiment alone differs from that for other experiments. This result suggests that the intermittently moving robot influences the group behavior of soldier crabs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1071-1079
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Robotics and Mechatronics
Volume24
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Dec
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Animal-robot interaction
  • Robotics science
  • Soldier crab

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Fujiwara, D., Iizuka, K., Matsumura, Y., Moriyama, T., Watanabe, R., Enomoto, K., Toda, M., & Gunji, Y. (2012). The effect of mobile robot on group behavior of animals. Journal of Robotics and Mechatronics, 24(6), 1071-1079. https://doi.org/10.20965/jrm.2012.p1071