With the help of robotic spies, the natural ecosystem can be redone for the service of human interests.
A new European-wide research initiative is developing robot equipment that can allow cross-species communication.
The ASSISIbf research group coordinated the options of bees in Austria and fish through the use of undercover robots, which manipulate group behaviors of two animal groups.
Simply put, a species is presented with a binary choice, either through a robot detective or by moving into one or the other direction, which acts as an undercover agent, which means that the fish’s school has a chosen route. Enters, in return, it sends a sign. Bee robot, which is mutually effective in quantity of behavior.
ASSISIbf developed an evolutionary algorithm to execute the work. As the stage, says: “These robots will be adapted by evolutionary algorithms unless they learn to talk to animals in a desired way. The purpose of this new technology is to lay a foundation, as the way humans manage the environment The animal can interfere with the society. ”
What is the relevance of cross-species communication?
At first glance, the idea of cross-species communication seems a little silly, is not it? After all, why do we need bees to coordinate their activities with fishes? Team coordinator Dr. The following logic of the initiative led by Thomas Schmikl:
1. Develop robots that can affect the collective behavior of animals (bees and fish).
2. Establishment of an adaptive and self-organized society created by robots and animals.
3. Enable the robot to learn the social language of animals from “autonomy”. Establish mixed societies which pursue a common goal which can be defined by the human users of the system.
4. Allow robots to acquire novel skills by including animal abilities (sensor, perception).
The important thing to think about here is coordination. In the past, technology has been used only as a tool for human-to-object relationships. Therefore, human-techno-ecology has been separated from natural ecology. This technical breakthrough allows for the autonomous dialogue between robots and machines, which will be controlled by the priorities of the human system.
In fact, as a result of selective rearranging of ecosystems In a recent study published for the initial results, the team has defined these progressions as the concept under the term “biohebricity”:
“Robot enables this biobrid system to work at any distance and operates in water and air with many sensorometers properties in species obstructions and ecosystems. These results show the feasibility of producing and controlling behavior patterns in many species of biohyphide groups.
With this human lead, the complex ecosystem of new progress can be restarted in agriculture, ecological restoration, and geographical monitoring of plants and animals groups.
Perhaps, with the guidance of the robot, the animal-robot hybrid will transform us into the new ‘working people’ of the 21st century?