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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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
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
  • Physiology
  • Behavioral Neuroscience


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