What Is Morphological Computation? On How the Body Contributes to Cognition and Control

@article{Mller2017WhatIM,
  title={What Is Morphological Computation? On How the Body Contributes to Cognition and Control},
  author={Vincent C. M{\"u}ller and Matej Hoffmann},
  journal={Artificial Life},
  year={2017},
  volume={23},
  pages={1-24}
}
The contribution of the body to cognition and control in natural and artificial agents is increasingly described as “offloading computation from the brain to the body,” where the body is said to perform “morphological computation.” Our investigation of four characteristic cases of morphological computation in animals and robots shows that the “offloading” perspective is misleading. Actually, the contribution of body morphology to cognition and control is rarely computational, in any useful… 
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