A general methodology for the control of mixed natural-artificial societies

F. Mondada, A. Martinoli, N. Correll, A. Gribovskiy and J. I. Halloy et al.

Handbook of Collective Robotics: Fundamentals and Challenges, Pan Stanford Publishing, p. 399-428, 2013.

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Mixed societies are dynamical systems, where animals and artificial agents interact and cooperate to produce shared collective intelligence. In this text is discussed the methodology for the design of a lure capable of sending relevant cues to animal, of sensing the animal response and of adapting its behaviour, in order to provoke particular responses in collective animal societies. Two types of robotized lures designed using this methodology are presented, the InsBot that has been created to interacts with societies of cockroaches and the PoulBot for interaction with chicks societies.