Zebrafish Attracted to Robotic Models of Themselves
- Peter Brown for Electronics 360 October 24th, 2016
- Source: http://electronics360.globalspec.com/article/7541/zebrafish-attracted-to-robotic-models-of-themselves
If you saw a 3-D moving robot of yourself, you'd probably want to hang out with it-- right?
Zebrafish seem to have similar motivations. Researchers at New York University Tandon School of Engineering have discovered that zebrafish tend to engage more with moving robotic models rather than robots that are static.
A goal is to learn more about freshwater fish behavior in order to understand their social behavior and then use that information in order to explore human disorders such as anxiety, addiction, autism, and schizophrenia.