Predator Evasion by a Robocrab

  • Theodoros Stouraitis
  • Evripidis Gkanias
  • Jan M. Hemmi
  • Barbara WebbEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10384)


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 \(360^{\circ }\) 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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Authors and Affiliations

  • Theodoros Stouraitis
    • 1
  • Evripidis Gkanias
    • 1
  • Jan M. Hemmi
    • 2
  • Barbara Webb
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.School of Informatics, Institute of Perception, Action and BehaviourUniversity of EdinburghEdinburghUK
  2. 2.School of Biological SciencesUniversity of Western AustraliaCrawleyAustralia

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