Can robots make good models of biological behaviour?

  title={Can robots make good models of biological behaviour?},
  author={Brian Webb},
  journal={The Behavioral and brain sciences},
  volume={24 6},
  pages={1033-50; discussion 1050-94}
  • Brian Webb
  • Published 2001 in The Behavioral and brain sciences
UNLABELLED How should biological behaviour be modelled? A relatively new approach is to investigate problems in neuroethology by building physical robot models of biological sensorimotor systems. The explication and justification of this approach are here placed within a framework for describing and comparing models in the behavioural and biological sciences. First, simulation models--the representation of a hypothesis about a target system--are distinguished from several other relationships… CONTINUE READING
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