Krause, J., Winfield, A. F. and Deneubourg, J.-L.
Interactive robots in experimental biology.
Trends in Ecology & Evolution, 26 (7).
Available from: http://eprints.uwe.ac.uk/14675
Publisher's URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tree.2011.03.015
Interactive robots have the potential to revolutionise the study of social behaviour because they provide several methodological advances. In interactions with live animals, the behaviour of robots can be standardised, morphology and behaviour can be decoupled (so that different morphologies and behavioural strategies can be combined), behaviour can be manipulated in complex interaction sequences and models of behaviour can be embodied by the robot and thereby be tested. Furthermore, robots can be used as demonstrators in experiments on social learning. As we discuss here, the opportunities that robots create for new experimental approaches have far-reaching consequences for research in fields such as mate choice, cooperation, social learning, personality studies and collective behaviour.
|Additional Information:||Paper published online before print, 14th April 2011|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||interactive robots, experimental biology|
Professor A. Winfield
|Deposited On:||26 May 2011 09:12|
|Last Modified:||06 Apr 2016 21:20|
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