Can robots make good models of biological behaviour?

@article{Webb2001CanRM,
  title={Can robots make good models of biological behaviour?},
  author={Barbara Webb},
  journal={Behavioral and Brain Sciences},
  year={2001},
  volume={24},
  pages={1033 - 1050}
}
  • B. Webb
  • Published 1 December 2001
  • Biology
  • Behavioral and Brain Sciences
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 also termed… 
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