Fish-robot interactions in a free-swimming environment: Effects of speed and configuration of robots on live fish

Sachit Butail, Giovanni Polverino, Paul Phamduy, Fausto Del Sette, Maurizio Porfiri

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Abstract

We explore fish-robot interactions in a comprehensive set of experiments designed to highlight the effects of speed and configuration of bioinspired robots on live zebrafish. The robot design and movement is inspired by salient features of attraction in zebrafish and includes enhanced coloration, aspect ratio of a fertile female, and carangiform/subcarangiform locomotion. The robots are autonomously controlled to swim in circular trajectories in the presence of live fish. Our results indicate that robot configuration significantly affects both the fish distance to the robots and the time spent near them.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationBioinspiration, Biomimetics, and Bioreplication 2014
PublisherSPIE
ISBN (Print)9780819499813
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014
EventBioinspiration, Biomimetics, and Bioreplication 2014 - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Mar 10 2014Mar 12 2014

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume9055
ISSN (Print)0277-786X
ISSN (Electronic)1996-756X

Other

OtherBioinspiration, Biomimetics, and Bioreplication 2014
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA
Period3/10/143/12/14

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Keywords

  • animal behavior
  • bioinspired robotics
  • zebrafish

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Butail, S., Polverino, G., Phamduy, P., Sette, F. D., & Porfiri, M. (2014). Fish-robot interactions in a free-swimming environment: Effects of speed and configuration of robots on live fish. In Bioinspiration, Biomimetics, and Bioreplication 2014 [90550I] (Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering; Vol. 9055). SPIE. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2044622