Behavioral and Brain Sciences

Short Communication

Biorobotic models can contribute to neurobiology

Fred Delcomyn a1
a1 Department of Entomology, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL 61801


The idea that biorobots can be used as a testbed for the evaluation of hypotheses about how an animal functions is supported. Generation of realistic feedback is a major advantage of biorobotic models. Nevertheless, skeptics can only be convinced that this approach is valid if significant biological insights are generated from its application.