Using robots to model biological behaviour

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Robots can be used to instantiate and test hypotheses about biological systems. This approach to modelling can be described by a number of dimensions: relevance to biology; the level of representation; generality of the mechanisms; the amount of abstraction; the accuracy of the model; how well it matches the behaviour; and what medium is used to construct the model. This helps to clarify the potential advantages of this methodology for understanding how behaviour emerges from interactions between the animal, its task and the environment.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDynamical Systems, Wave-Based Computation and Neuro-Inspired Robots
EditorsPaolo Arena
Place of PublicationVienna
PublisherSpringer Vienna
Pages103-115
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-211-78775-5
ISBN (Print)978-3-211-78774-8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008

Publication series

NameCISM International Centre for Mechanical Sciences
PublisherSpringer Vienna
Volume500
ISSN (Print)0254-1971

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