Novel approaches for studying animal behavior, cognition and communication
The field of animal-computer interfaces has a longer history than one might at first suppose. In this Introduction, I first discuss some of the early attempts to integrate computers into the study of animal cognition, communication, and behavior and how they provided the groundwork for subsequent research in nonhuman-computer interfaces. I then summarize the various contributions to this special issue, emphasizing how they provide a snapshot into the current state of the field. I close by emphasizing the value of this work but also by suggesting some potential pitfalls of which we must also be aware.
- 2.Background for this issue
- 3.A summary of articles in this issue