A rat-like robot for interacting with real rats

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

*この研究の対応する著者

研究成果: Article査読

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We develsoped a novel small rat-like robot called Waseda Rat No. 4 (WR-4) to interact with real rats. WR-4 can perform both rearing (rising up on its hind limbs) and rotating (body bending during movement) actions faster than live mature rats. After robot-rat interaction involving rearing and body grooming (body cuddling and head curling) actions of WR-4, real rats showed more activity and greater interest in the robot. Similar results evident from rat-rat interaction suggest that a rat-like robot is able to interact with rats in the same way as real rats. Furthermore, lower variances between the rat subjects in robot-rat interaction reveals that a rat-like robot can more effectively impact rat's behavior in a controllable, predictable way.

本文言語English
ページ(範囲)1337-1350
ページ数14
ジャーナルRobotica
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DOI
出版ステータスPublished - 2013 12

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • ソフトウェア
  • 制御およびシステム工学
  • 数学 (全般)
  • コンピュータ サイエンスの応用

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