Become a fan of Slashdot on Facebook

 



Forgot your password?
typodupeerror
Check out the new SourceForge HTML5 internet speed test! No Flash necessary and runs on all devices. ×
Robotics Science Idle

Give Zebrafish Some Booze and They Stop Fearing Robots 58

Zothecula writes "With some help from a robotic fish, scientists have discovered that zebrafish are much like humans in at least one way – they get reckless when they get drunk. OK, 'drunk' might not be technically accurate, but when exposed to alcohol, the fish show no fear of a robotic version of one of their natural predators, the Indian leaf fish. When they're "sober," they avoid the thing like crazy. The researchers believe that the experiments indicate a promising future for robots in behavioral studies."
This discussion has been archived. No new comments can be posted.

Give Zebrafish Some Booze and They Stop Fearing Robots

Comments Filter:

APL is a write-only language. I can write programs in APL, but I can't read any of them. -- Roy Keir

Working...