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
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?
Tracking technologies for Reindeer Husbandry – A Chat with Luke Researchers
We asked Dr. Jouko Kumpula of the National Resources Institute in Finland (Luke) about the role of tracking technology in reindeer research and husbandry. Dr. Kumpula has previously used tracking devices to collect data in several reindeer research projects studying their habitat usage and monitoring the effect of climate change on reindeer behaviour and reproduction. … Continue reading Tracking technologies for Reindeer Husbandry – A Chat with Luke Researchers
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
Energy Harvesting with Farm Animals – Watts All The Fuss About?
A chat with David Blažević With the recent increase in the number of free-grazing farm animals, an area of interested has opened up in Animal-Computing to look at ways to monitor and keep track of animals whilst they are out alone foraging. One way this has been proposed is through tracking and monitoring animals whilst … Continue reading Energy Harvesting with Farm Animals – Watts All The Fuss About?