Researchers Find Zebrafish Want to Hang Out With Moving 3-D Robotic Models of Themselves
- National Science Foundation October 24th, 2016
- Source: https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=190160&org=NSF&from=newsField
Zebrafish engage more with 3-D moving robotic models of themselves than with other stimuli. A team of NYU Tandon researchers devised a controllable, customizable robotic platform to more accurately study freshwater fish behavior. Zebrafish are highly versatile and increasingly taking the place of more complex animals in behavioral studies. Understanding their social behavior may help researchers explore mechanisms behind human disorders like anxiety, addiction, autism, and schizophrenia.