Guppies Prefer to Follow Large (Robot) Leaders Irrespective of Own Size

dc.contributor.authorBierbach, David
dc.contributor.authorMönck, Hauke J.
dc.contributor.authorLukas, Juliane
dc.contributor.authorHabedank, Marie
dc.contributor.authorRomanczuk, Pawel
dc.contributor.authorLandgraf, Tim
dc.contributor.authorKrause, Jens
dc.date.accessioned2020-06-24T08:14:38Z
dc.date.available2020-06-24T08:14:38Z
dc.date.issued2020-05-15
dc.date.updated2020-05-15T21:12:26Z
dc.description.abstractBody size is often assumed to determine how successfully an individual can lead others with larger individuals being better leaders than smaller ones. But even if larger individuals are more readily followed, body size often correlates with specific behavioral patterns and it is thus unclear whether larger individuals are more often followed than smaller ones because of their size or because they behave in a certain way. To control for behavioral differences among differentially-sized leaders, we used biomimetic robotic fish (Robofish) of different sizes. Live guppies (Poecilia reticulata) are known to interact with Robofish in a similar way as with live conspecifics. Consequently, Robofish may serve as a conspecific-like leader that provides standardized behaviors irrespective of its size. We asked whether larger Robofish leaders are preferentially followed and whether the preferences of followers depend on own body size or risk-taking behavior (“boldness”). We found that live female guppies followed larger Robofish leaders in closer proximity than smaller ones and this pattern was independent of the followers’ own body size as well as risk-taking behavior. Our study shows a “bigger is better” pattern in leadership that is independent of behavioral differences among differentially-sized leaders, followers’ own size and risk-taking behavior.en
dc.description.sponsorshipDFG, 390523135, EXC 2002: Science of Intelligence (SCIoI)en
dc.identifier.eissn2296-4185
dc.identifier.urihttps://depositonce.tu-berlin.de/handle/11303/11459
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.14279/depositonce-10341
dc.language.isoenen
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/en
dc.subject.ddc570 Biowissenschaften; Biologiede
dc.subject.otherbiomimetic robotsen
dc.subject.otherPoecilia reticulataen
dc.subject.otherleadershipen
dc.subject.otherbody sizeen
dc.subject.otherrobotic fishen
dc.titleGuppies Prefer to Follow Large (Robot) Leaders Irrespective of Own Sizeen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.type.versionpublishedVersionen
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.articlenumber441en
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.doi10.3389/fbioe.2020.00441en
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.journaltitleFrontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnologyen
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.originalpublishernameFrontiers Media S.A.en
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.originalpublisherplaceLausanneen
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.volume8en
tub.accessrights.dnbfreeen
tub.affiliationVerbundforschung>Exzellenzcluster (EXC)>EXC - SCIoIde
tub.affiliation.facultyVerbundforschungde
tub.affiliation.groupEXC - SCIoIde
tub.affiliation.instituteExzellenzcluster (EXC)de
tub.publisher.universityorinstitutionTechnische Universität Berlinen
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