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Zebrafish response to live predator and biologically-inspired robot in a circular arena
Author(s): Gabrielle Cord-Cruz; Tommaso Ruberto; Daniele Neri; Maurizio Porfiri
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Paper Abstract

Biologically-inspired robots are emerging as promising research tools in laboratory experiments to study animal behavior. Zebrafish are attaining an important role as model organisms for the study of emotional responses, including fear and anxiety. Here, we attempt at characterizing zebrafish response to fear-evoking stimuli using a live predator and a biologically-inspired 3D printed replica of the predator, actuated by an ad-hoc robotic platform. Fish motion tracking and information theoretic tools are integrated to quantify the interaction between zebrafish and the stimuli.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 April 2017
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 10162, Bioinspiration, Biomimetics, and Bioreplication 2017, 101620P (17 April 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2257367
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Gabrielle Cord-Cruz, New York Univ. (United States)
Tommaso Ruberto, NYU Tandon School of Engineering (United States)
Daniele Neri, NYU Tandon School of Engineering (United States)
Maurizio Porfiri, New York Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10162:
Bioinspiration, Biomimetics, and Bioreplication 2017
Mato Knez; Akhlesh Lakhtakia; Raúl J. Martín-Palma, Editor(s)

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