Research, robots, and reality: A statement on current trends in biorobotics

Ernst Niebur, Mounya Elhilali, Iyad Obeid, Justin Werfel, Mark Blanchard, Mattia Frasca, Kaushik Ghose, Constanze Hofstoetter, Giovanni Indiveri, Mark W. Tilden

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Abstract

While robotics has benefited from inspiration gained from biology, the opposite is not the case: there are few if any cases in which robotic models have lead to genuine insight into biology. We analyze the reasons why biorobotics has been essentially a one-way street. We argue that the development of better tools is essential for progress in this field.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1072-1073
Number of pages2
JournalBehavioral and Brain Sciences
Volume24
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 1 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
  • Physiology
  • Behavioral Neuroscience

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    Niebur, E., Elhilali, M., Obeid, I., Werfel, J., Blanchard, M., Frasca, M., Ghose, K., Hofstoetter, C., Indiveri, G., & Tilden, M. W. (2001). Research, robots, and reality: A statement on current trends in biorobotics. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 24(6), 1072-1073.