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Interactive experiments in a robotics-based platform to simulate zebrafish response to a predator
Author(s): Rana El Khoury; Roni Barak Ventura; Gabrielle Cord-Cruz; Tommaso Ruberto; Maurizio Porfiri
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Paper Abstract

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.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 March 2018
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 10593, Bioinspiration, Biomimetics, and Bioreplication VIII, 105930I (27 March 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2295842
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Rana El Khoury, New York Univ. Tandon School of Engineering (United States)
Roni Barak Ventura, New York Univ. Tandon School of Engineering (United States)
Gabrielle Cord-Cruz, New York Univ. Tandon School of Engineering (United States)
Tommaso Ruberto, New York Univ. Tandon School of Engineering (United States)
Maurizio Porfiri, New York Univ. Tandon School of Engineering (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10593:
Bioinspiration, Biomimetics, and Bioreplication VIII
Akhlesh Lakhtakia, Editor(s)

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