Dolphins Touchscreen

Dolphins delight in interacting with underwater touchscreen:

Researchers from Rockefeller University Hunter College and the National Aquarium in Baltimore worked together to create the eight-foot touchscreen to-

Investigate Dolphin intelligence and communication by providing them choice and control over a number of activities.

The screen features  ''dolphin friendly apps'' to allow the dolphins to interact with the system which detects the dolphins' movements optically.

In addition to the touchscreen, the habitat is outfitted with equipment to record the behaviour and vocalisation of the dolphin as they interact with the technology.

Rockfeller University professor  Diana Reiss said:

''Giving dolphins increased choice and control allows them to show us reflections of their way of thinking and may help us decode their vocal communication.''


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