Artificial Ethology


Owen Holland and David McFarland
Oxford University Press
2001 – 272 pages – paper

Modelling and computer simulations combined with empirical research are the traditional tools for the study of animal behavior. This exciting new book sets out to show how artificial ethology, or experimentation with animal-like robots, can add a new dimension to our understanding of behavioral questions. Thematic chapters scrutinizing major areas of research in animal behavior follow introductory chapters to modelling and robotics. Each thematic exploration is illustrated with case studies written by leading researchers in the field. From robotic lobsters to robotic ‘monkeys’, each case study brings the text to life, and gives a detailed description of a problem, approach, and robot application. This is a comprehensive introduction to the application of robotics in animal behavior and physiology.

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