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JRM Vol.22 No.4 pp. 526-531
doi: 10.20965/jrm.2010.p0526
(2010)

Paper:

Behavior Change of Crickets in a Robot-Mixed Society

Rodrigo da Silva Guerra*1, Hitoshi Aonuma*2, Koh Hosoda*1, *3,
and Minoru Asada*1, *4

*1JST ERATO Asada Synergistic Intelligence Project

*2Research Institute for Electronic Science, Hokkaido University

*3Department of Multimedia Engineering, Graduate School of Information Science, Osaka University

*4Department of Adaptive Machine Systems, Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University

Received:
January 12, 2010
Accepted:
April 5, 2010
Published:
August 20, 2010
Keywords:
mixed-society, cricket, agonistic behaviour
Abstract

This paper presents a study on cricket behavior using an interdisciplinary robot/insect mixed society setup. Field crickets of the species Gryllus bimaculatus were allowed to interact with micro-robots equipped with decoys. This allows the stimulation of insect behaviors that are usually difficult to bring out evoke insects alone, allowing consistent behavioral research. We performed a set of experiments focused on the comparative study of the behavior of dominant and subordinate male crickets after a dominance dispute is settled. From these experiments we were able to collect evidence on the differences between subordinate and dominant behavior towards different decoys.

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