Smart Birds Open Doors

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+7 1. sux2bu commented 5 years ago

Swallows are such beautiful and delicate birds....and now smart learners too.
(Nothing like those darn spitters) :D
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+4 2. Judge-Jake commented 5 years ago

Made my day :)
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+6 3. ringmaster commented 5 years ago

Resent research and science have proven greater intelligence in animals and plants than we have estimated.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Animal_cognition
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+1 4. LightAng3l commented 5 years ago

I'm not saying animals are not intelligent, I know they are, but this seems like chance. They just fly around the sensor and the door happens to open. Birds fly near the ceiling in an enclosed space... as it happens that's where the sensor is located.

Maybe they will learn that if they fly near the door long enough it will open, but that's something else.
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+8 5. Cyrille commented 5 years ago

#4 Being able to learn something is precisely a sign of intelligence.
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-3 6. schlafanzyk commented 5 years ago

#5 That's such a meaningless broad statement. If they solve a puzzle with 3+ objectives like crows, I'll be all ears. This is just one simple action and reaction system. No interlinked objects or tasks with multiple qualifiers etc.
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+4 7. Sizzlik (admin) commented 5 years ago

#6 You just said it...action and reaction..they learned that they have to do one action to get a reaction...learning.
Its just a simple door..no intention to put a puzzle for the birds..just an observation that they learn the current enviroment
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+2 8. havix1 commented 5 years ago

I have seen videos of people that can't get it right. So dose that mean they are dumber then a bird.
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+2 9. Hercules commented 3 years ago

Sensor reacts to objects moving near to it by opening the door.

Birds previously accessed building through open doorway, still attempt to fly into the building the same way, but doorway obstructs them.

Nevertheless they continue to attempt access and eventually their flying causes sensor to open door.

Birds fly through open doorway as before.

Not a sign of intelligence, more an indication of stubbornness and stupidity.
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0 10. buckleg08 commented 222 days ago

swallow...>:)