Applied Animal Behaviour Science is about understanding animals' mental, emotional and physical capacities in real life. We met with two animal scientists, Marianne Wondrak and Ariane Veit, to discuss their recent work with pigs (Sus scrofa domesticus) to categorize pictures of human heads . The work was motivated by the ever-ongoing quest to discover surprising … Continue reading Visual-Cognitive Abilities of Pigs: A Case Study with Pigs and Tablet Computer Screens
Putting Concepts in Practice for Animals-in-Computing Scientists: From Data Collection, over to Programming and Communication Protocols
Animal-Computer Interaction and Animal-Cyber Systems (a term we coined in our past Project Entitled 'Animal-Cyber Systems (ACS) - Gaining Access to Farm Animal Welfare') require a practical and reproducible approach to teaching students. This teaching is about animal behaviour and acquiring hands-on experience in software and hardware development of IoT devices, machine learning and artificial … Continue reading Putting Concepts in Practice for Animals-in-Computing Scientists: From Data Collection, over to Programming and Communication Protocols
Machine Learning to Recognise Pain in Animals: What is the Future?
To honour September 2021 as the 'Animal Pain Awareness Month', we revisit the role of computing and machine learning in recognising animal pain in this blog. The usefulness of machine learning (ML) is well versed in animal medicine and animal behavioural science across many settings. Indeed ML as a method is extensively applied in pets, … Continue reading Machine Learning to Recognise Pain in Animals: What is the Future?
Tech for Farm Animals – 101
Who has not already heard about milking robots and the so-called Precision Agriculture? Yes, the tech for farm animals is gaining momentum and is taking advantage of recent trends in computing, such in cloud computing, edge computing and Internet of Things (IoT) computing, networking and sensing. Yet, technologies for farm animals is not just about … Continue reading Tech for Farm Animals – 101