News tagged with social animals

Touch screens help monkeys relax

Zoos are great places to study animals. The non-human primates among them get the most attention from researchers. Some of them are trained to interact with computers for psychological research. In a new ...

dateNov 12, 2013 in Plants & Animals
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Dogs' behavior could help to design social robots

Designers of social robots, take note. Bring your dog to the lab next time you test a prototype, and watch how your pet interacts with it. You might just learn a thing or two that could help you fine-tune ...

dateSep 12, 2013 in Robotics
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Kids reduce stress in goat herds

The introduction of young dairy goats into an existing herd is stressful for all animals involved. Rank fights and aggressive behaviour can further result in injury. Researchers at the University of Veterinary ...

dateSep 10, 2013 in Plants & Animals
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Man's best friend

People have an innate need to establish close relationships with other people. But this natural bonding behaviour is not confined to humans: many animals also seem to need relationships with others of their ...

dateJun 21, 2013 in Plants & Animals
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