Title: Primate social systems, scent-marking and their applications in mobile and static sensor networks

Authors: Yanping Zhang, Yang Xiao, Karen L. Bales

Addresses: Department of Computer Science, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0286, USA. ' Department of Computer Science, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0286, USA. ' Department of Psychology, University of California, Davis, One Shields Ave, Davis, CA 95616, USA

Abstract: Here we review primate social systems and their potential applications to mobile and static sensor networks. We particularly focus on scent-marking as an aspect of primate communication. The intention of this study is to learn from primates and apply the results, such as scent-marking, into mobile and static sensor networks.

Keywords: scent marking; primates; territory; social structure; mobile robots; mobile sensors; sensor networks; primate social systems; mobile networks; primate communication.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSNET.2009.027629

International Journal of Sensor Networks, 2009 Vol.5 No.4, pp.210 - 222

Published online: 04 Aug 2009 *

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