On the Impact of Robotics in Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences: From Insect Navigation to Human Cognitive Development

  title={On the Impact of Robotics in Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences: From Insect Navigation to Human Cognitive Development},
  author={Pierre-Yves Oudeyer},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Autonomous Mental Development},
  • P. Oudeyer
  • Published 1 March 2010
  • Psychology
  • IEEE Transactions on Autonomous Mental Development
The interaction of robotics with behavioral and cognitive sciences has always been tight. As often described in the literature, the living has inspired the construction of many robots. Yet, in this article, we focus on the reverse phenomenon: building robots can impact importantly the way we conceptualize behavior and cognition in animals and humans. This article presents a series of paradigmatic examples spanning from the modelling of insect navigation, the experimentation of the role of… 

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