Researchers from the University of Richmond (USA) have trained laboratory rodents to drive improvised plastic cars.
This was reported on October 24 by the BBC website.
Dr. Kelly Lambert (Kelly Lambert) and her colleagues built the tailed participants of the experiment electric car. To do this, they attached a transparent plastic jar to an aluminum plate with wheels. Through the “cockpit” they put copper wires, placing them right, left, and center. To drive the vehicle, the rat would sit on the plate and touch the wires.
After several months of training in a “driving school” 17 rodents selected for the experiment learned not only to set the “ratmobile” in motion but also to drive in the desired direction.
It is noted that at the end of the driving course, the rats did not need to take an exam to obtain a license.