Predator Evasion by a Robocrab

Theodoros Stouraitis, Evripidis Gkanias, Jan M. Hemmi, Barbara Webb

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We describe the first robot designed to emulate specific perceptual and motor capabilities of the fiddler crab. An omnidirectional robot platform uses onboard computation to process images from a 360^backslashcirc 360 ∘ camera view, filtering it through a biological model of the crab's ommatidia layout, extracting potential `predator' cues, and executing an evasion response that also depends on contextual information. We show that, as for real crabs, multiple cues are needed for effective escape in different predator-prey scenarios.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBiomimetic and Biohybrid Systems
EditorsMichael Mangan, Mark Cutkosky, Anna Mura, Paul F.M.J. Verschure, Tony Prescott, Nathan Lepora
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherSpringer International Publishing Switzerland
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9783319635378
ISBN (Print)9783319635361
Publication statusPublished - 2017
EventConference on Biomimetic and Biohybrid Systems: living machines - Stanford, United States
Duration: 26 Jul 201728 Jul 2017

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science


ConferenceConference on Biomimetic and Biohybrid Systems
Country/TerritoryUnited States


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