By their very nature, monkeys are incredibly mobile. They are a self-organizing network. They are the perfect self-forming “mobile nodes”. How can we design according to wildlife constraints, and use these constraints to our advantage? I’ve been thinking lately about how to use monkeys’ natural advantages and strengths for data sharing purposes. I’ve come up […]

In thinking about motion sensing and power calculation for our wildlife observation class, I’ve been researching kinetic energy harvesting and motion sensing monitoring innovations emerging in the marketplace. In the field of kinetic energy harvesting, I’ve been looking into harvesting energy from raw piezo vibrations. This method has been explored since the mid-1990’s and essentially […]

During the first week of February, I conducted an ethogram of snow monkeys at the Central Park Zoo in New York City. The Snow Monkey is also known as the Japanese Macaque from the mountainous regions in Honshu, Japan. I spent a total of two hours studying the primates’ behaviors outside in the 45 degree […]