Designing smart toys for the cognitive enrichment of elephants

French, Fiona; Mancini, Clara; Smith, Neil and Sharp, Helen (2014). Designing smart toys for the cognitive enrichment of elephants. In: First Symposium on Intelligent Systems for Animal Welfare, Proceedings of the 50th Convention on Artificial Intelligence and Simulation of Behaviour, 1-4 Apr 2014, Goldsmiths, University of London.

URL: http://doc.gold.ac.uk/aisb50/AISB50-S14/AISB50-S14...

Abstract

This project investigates the potential for designing playful cognitive enrichment activities for captive elephants. We explore the usefulness of applying conceptual frameworks from HCI and game design to the problem of developing species-specific smart toys that promote natural behaviour and provide stimulation.

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