And the zebrafish said: I like biomimetic robots

Nicole Abaid, Tiziana Bartolini, Vladislav Kopman, Simone MacRi, Giovanni Polverino, Maurizio Porfiri

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Abstract

In this paper, we study the feasibility of modulating fish behavior using bioinspired underwater robotics. We experimentally study the response of zebrafish (Danio rerio) to a robotic fish of varying size, color pattern, and motility in a dichotomous preference test. In this canonical experimental protocol, focal fish residing in the central compartment of a three-chambered test tank are confronted with various robots juxtaposed with the empty compartment and their position is observed over time to measure preference. A total of six experimental conditions is studied to isolate the effect of different robot design elements and provide general techniques for fostering the attraction of zebrafish.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2012 4th IEEE RAS and EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics, BioRob 2012
Pages695-700
Number of pages6
DOIs
StatePublished - 2012
Event2012 4th IEEE RAS and EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics, BioRob 2012 - Rome, Italy
Duration: Jun 24 2012Jun 27 2012

Publication series

NameProceedings of the IEEE RAS and EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics
ISSN (Print)2155-1774

Other

Other2012 4th IEEE RAS and EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics, BioRob 2012
CountryItaly
CityRome
Period6/24/126/27/12

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

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    Abaid, N., Bartolini, T., Kopman, V., MacRi, S., Polverino, G., & Porfiri, M. (2012). And the zebrafish said: I like biomimetic robots. In 2012 4th IEEE RAS and EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics, BioRob 2012 (pp. 695-700). [6290711] (Proceedings of the IEEE RAS and EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics). https://doi.org/10.1109/BioRob.2012.6290711