Using a bioinspired robotic-fish for closed-loop control of zebrafish response in a preference test

Vladislav Kopman, Giovanni Polverino, Jeffrey Laut, Maurizio Porfiri

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Abstract

This paper studies the response of zebrafish to a bioinspired robotic-fish. The robot's color pattern and morphophysiology are modulated to emphasize features normally admired by zebrafish in conspecifics. A three-chambered instrumented tank is utilized to conduct a series of preference tests, offering the robotic-fish as a stimulus, juxtaposed with an empty compartment, to live zebrafish. The time spent by fish in the proximity of either stimulus compartment is used to score the preference of an individual to a stimulus. The tail-beating motion of the robotic fish is manipulated based on closed-and open-loop control strategies. The closed-loop controller uses the distance of the live-fish from the robotic-stimulus as its control input, while the open-loop controller provides a tail-beating motion, irrespective of fish behavior. Live-fish locomotion patterns and their preference space are compared and analyzed to ascertain the effects of closed-loop control on zebrafish response. This study's results suggest that closed-loop control reinforces attraction to the robotic-stimulus, as compared to the open-loop approach, over extended exposure to the robot, therefore aiding against habituation to a stimulus.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationASME 2012 5th Annual Dynamic Systems and Control Conference Joint with the JSME 2012 11th Motion and Vibration Conference, DSCC 2012-MOVIC 2012
Place of PublicationUSA
Pages155-162
Number of pages8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes
EventASME 2012 5th Annual Dynamic Systems and Control Conference Joint with the JSME 2012 11th Motion and Vibration Conference - Hilton Fort Lauderdale Marina Hotel, Fort Lauderdale, United States
Duration: 17 Oct 201219 Oct 2012

Publication series

NameASME 2012 5th Annual Dynamic Systems and Control Conference Joint with the JSME 2012 11th Motion and Vibration Conference, DSCC 2012-MOVIC 2012
Volume2

Conference

ConferenceASME 2012 5th Annual Dynamic Systems and Control Conference Joint with the JSME 2012 11th Motion and Vibration Conference
Abbreviated titleDSCC 2012-MOVIC 2012
CountryUnited States
CityFort Lauderdale
Period17/10/1219/10/12

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    Kopman, V., Polverino, G., Laut, J., & Porfiri, M. (2012). Using a bioinspired robotic-fish for closed-loop control of zebrafish response in a preference test. In ASME 2012 5th Annual Dynamic Systems and Control Conference Joint with the JSME 2012 11th Motion and Vibration Conference, DSCC 2012-MOVIC 2012 (pp. 155-162). (ASME 2012 5th Annual Dynamic Systems and Control Conference Joint with the JSME 2012 11th Motion and Vibration Conference, DSCC 2012-MOVIC 2012; Vol. 2).. https://doi.org/10.1115/DSCC2012-MOVIC2012-8521