‘Created by researchers at Waseda University in Tokyo, the WR-3 ratbot is essentially an attack robot that bullies rats into a more realistic, human-like state of depression. The WR-3 is programmed with three kinds of bullying: chasing, continuous attacking, and interactive attacking. Chasing is exactly what it sounds like — WR-3 tries to stay close to the rat, but never attacks it. Continuous attacking is where WR-3 continually rams the rat. With interactive attacking, WR-3 attacks the rat for five seconds whenever it moves — and then stops. The Japanese researchers found that the most effective way of instilling depression is to continuously attack young rats, and then use interactive attacks when they get older.’
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