Researchers Pair Robotics and Information Theory to Better Understand Predator and Prey Relationships
- PHYS Org July 19th, 2017
- Source: https://phys.org/news/2017-07-pair-robotics-theory-predator-prey.html
With help from robotic fish, researchers at the New York University Tandon School of Engineering are demonstrating how information theory can offer insight into the cause-and-effect relationships between predator and prey in the animal kingdom. … In a paper published in the American Institute of Physics' Chaos: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Nonlinear Science, the research team led by Maurizio Porfiri, a professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at NYU Tandon, validated the use of information theory to study predator-prey interactions. Through the use of robotic fish, the research provides a foundation for controlled experiments of causation within such interactions.