Public Lecture: “Bits & bytes: when horses meet computers”

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Date(s) - 16/03/2017
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Lecture Theatre B1, School of Physics and Astronomy,

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“Can you look at a horse and work out how they are feeling?  Do you know if they find their stable cosy?  How would they choose to design their stable?  Would they like an iPad?  When the worlds of computer and animal science come together, these are the questions that get asked!  In this talk, we introduce the HABIT (Horse Automated Behaviour Identification Tool) project and explain how we use computers to analyse video recordings of horses.  We explore the potential uses of HABIT, including its application in welfare science to interpret behaviour, as an educational resource for horse handlers, as a technology for automated animal management and as a means to involve horses in the design process of new technology.”