Robotics-based Study Provides Insight into Predator-Prey Interactions

Researchers from New York University’s department of mechanical and aerospace engineering in Brooklyn found this method to hold great promise for advancing our understanding of animal behavior, particularly related to predator-prey interactions. … A research team led by New York University [Tandon School of Engineering] professor Maurizio Porfiri put forth a robotics-based study to control information flow in predator-prey interactions, as well as test the validity of transfer entropy when attempting to understand causal influences of the system. … “Something which is really important from our community point of view is to be able to merge robotics and dynamical systems to address questions in animal behavior,” Porfiri said. 

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