An Automated Motion Detection and Reward System for Animal Training

Brad Miller, Audrey N Lim, Arnold F Heidbreder, Kevin J Black
  • Cureus, December 2015, Cureus, Inc.
  • DOI: 10.7759/cureus.397

Automated training to hold still

What is it about?

How do you get a monkey to hold still? We tried to automate a procedure for providing larger rewards to animals the longer they held still. Arnold Heidbreder provided the hardware and software know-how, and Brad and Audrey did the training sessions.

Why is it important?

Dr. Miller wrote the first draft of this paper some time ago, so some of the technology is a little dated, but we hope it may be useful to other investigators.

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