Proposal and Initial Study for Animal Crowdsourcing


  • Motohiro Makiguchi NTT Service Evolution Laboratories
  • Daichi Namikawa NTT Service Evolution Laboratories
  • Satoshi Nakamura NTT Communication Science Laboratories
  • Taiga Yoshida NTT Media Intelligence Laboratorie
  • Masanori Yokoyama NTT Service Evolution Laboratories
  • Yuji Takano NTT Communication Science Laboratories



Animal Crowdsourcing, Animal Computation, Animal Cloud, Human Computation, Crowdsourcing


We focus on animals as a resource of processing capability in crowdsourcing and propose an Animal Crowdsourcing (we call it "Animal Cloud”, too) that resolves problems with cooperation between computers and human or animals. This paper gives an overview of Animal Crowdsourcing and reports on the interim results of our learning experiments using rats (Long-Evans rats) to verify the feasibility of Animal Crowdsourcing.




How to Cite

Makiguchi, M., Namikawa, D., Nakamura, S., Yoshida, T., Yokoyama, M., & Takano, Y. (2014). Proposal and Initial Study for Animal Crowdsourcing. Proceedings of the AAAI Conference on Human Computation and Crowdsourcing, 2(1), 40-41.