Development of quadruped animaroid for social interaction test with rats and mice

Hiroyuki Ishii, A. Komura, Y. Masuda, S. Miyagishima, A. Takanishi, S. Okabayashi, N. Iida, H. Kimura

研究成果: Conference contribution

4 被引用数 (Scopus)

抄録

In psychology and basic medical science, many studies have been performed with experiments on animals such as rats and mice, to clarify mechanisms of mental disorders. With this aim, several "mental disorder model" rats and mice have been developed by genetic manipulation, giving psychotropic drugs, injuring their brain or breeding under special conditions. "Social interaction test" is one of the experimental protocols to evaluate their appropriateness. However, this test is not popular because of lack of reproducibility. Thus, we consider the robotic agent that interacts with a rat/mouse in the social interaction test provides new opportunities to perform it under more strict conditions. We have then developed a quadruped animaroid, WR-1. WR-1 has four 3-DOF legs, 2-DOF waist and 1-DOF neck. WR-1 walks with both crawl and trot gait. WR-1 also reproduces rearing and head shake behavior. Size of WR-1 is larger and motion performance lower than those of a mature rat. However, in a social interaction test with a rat and WR-1, some social interactions were observed between them.

本文言語English
ホスト出版物のタイトル2009 IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics, AIM 2009
ページ1724-1729
ページ数6
DOI
出版ステータスPublished - 2009 11 4
イベント2009 IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics, AIM 2009 - Singapore, Singapore
継続期間: 2009 7 142009 7 17

出版物シリーズ

名前IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics, AIM

Conference

Conference2009 IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics, AIM 2009
国/地域Singapore
CitySingapore
Period09/7/1409/7/17

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 制御およびシステム工学
  • ソフトウェア
  • コンピュータ サイエンスの応用
  • 電子工学および電気工学

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