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Predator Evasion by a Robocrab

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLiving Machines 2017
Subtitle of host publicationConference on Biomimetic and Biohybrid Systems 2017
PublisherSpringer, Cham
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-63537-8
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-63536-1
StatePublished - 16 Jul 2017

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NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
PublisherSpringer, Cham
ISSN (Print)0302-9743


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 degrees 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.

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