The purpose of the project BYTE is to breed a population of mice in a Skinner Box for attacking computer networks, which would be able to paralyze these in the briefest amount of time by destroying the cables. The animals can be observed by day during their training. There is a mouse in each of the cages, and a computercable connected to a computer goes through each of the cages. Each time the mouse bites through a cable and cuts one of the wires, it is rewarded with food automatically. Simoultaneously, the performance of each mouse is recorded and displayed on a screen for comparison. In this way, it is possible to quickly determine the performance capability of each mouse, in order to make a selection of the most suitable individuals.
Credits: Christoph Ebener