February 12, 2013
Robotic Tormenter Depresses Lab Rats
Hal Hodson, NewScientist
Lab rats have a new companion, but it's not friendly. Researchers at Waseda University in Tokyo, Japan, have developed a robotic rat called WR-3 whose job is to induce stress and depression in lab animals, creating models of psychological conditions on which new drugs can be tested.
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