27 March 2018 Interactive experiments in a robotics-based platform to simulate zebrafish response to a predator
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Biomimetic robotics is emerging as a promising research tool in the study of animal behavior, providing highlycontrollable and customizable stimuli in laboratory experiments and field trials. Here, we introduce a novel robotics-based approach to study predator-prey interactions in fish. Our animal model, zebrafish, is gaining traction as a species of choice for investigations of fear and anxiety in preclinical research. The platform integrates three-dimensional real-time tracking, four-degree-of-freedom robotic manipulation, and data-driven Markov chains to allow for unprecedented, interactive experiments on zebrafish.
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Rana El Khoury, Rana El Khoury, Roni Barak Ventura, Roni Barak Ventura, Gabrielle Cord-Cruz, Gabrielle Cord-Cruz, Tommaso Ruberto, Tommaso Ruberto, Maurizio Porfiri, Maurizio Porfiri, } "Interactive experiments in a robotics-based platform to simulate zebrafish response to a predator", Proc. SPIE 10593, Bioinspiration, Biomimetics, and Bioreplication VIII, 105930I (27 March 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2295842; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2295842
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