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Location Tracking

Using object detection and multi-object tracking in the Wolfgang Köhler Primate Research Center, we aim to quantify the movement of apes in their home environment.

The documentation of how long the apes stay where would provide rich information on the individuals: with whom they spend time with, where they stay in the group, whom they approach, and how active they are in principle. We also learn about the group itself: how it uses the living space, how it moves, rests, spreads out and comes together throughout the day. These observations would give us insight on individual sociality, social bonds and group cohesiveness, which serve as background for our ape studies. Combining this technology with our group-level studies, we are interested in investigating the interaction between individual and group cognition.