Since the early decades of the XX century, robots have been often used as experimental platforms for the study of animal and human behaviour. This article offers an overview of these epistemic uses with a special focus on contemporary biorobotics and bionics. Some experimental procedures for the study of the behaviour of animals and humans, involving fully artificial and hybrid bionic systems, are reconstructed on the basis of examples drawn from the scientific literature. Some conditions under which they can produce genuine knowledge about living systems are identified and discussed.

Datteri, E. (2021). Robots and Bionic Systems as Experimental Platforms for the Study of Animal and Human Behaviour. In A. Chiodo, V. Schiaffonati (a cura di), Italian Philosophy of Technology. Socio-Cultural, Legal, Scientific and Aesthetic Perspectives on Technology (pp. 181-197). Springer Nature [10.1007/978-3-030-54522-2_12].

Robots and Bionic Systems as Experimental Platforms for the Study of Animal and Human Behaviour

Datteri E.
Primo
2021

Abstract

Since the early decades of the XX century, robots have been often used as experimental platforms for the study of animal and human behaviour. This article offers an overview of these epistemic uses with a special focus on contemporary biorobotics and bionics. Some experimental procedures for the study of the behaviour of animals and humans, involving fully artificial and hybrid bionic systems, are reconstructed on the basis of examples drawn from the scientific literature. Some conditions under which they can produce genuine knowledge about living systems are identified and discussed.
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Scientifica
Capitolo o saggio
Biomimetics; Biorobotics; Robotic models; Simulations; Synthetic method
English
Italian Philosophy of Technology. Socio-Cultural, Legal, Scientific and Aesthetic Perspectives on Technology
978-3-030-54521-5
Datteri, E. (2021). Robots and Bionic Systems as Experimental Platforms for the Study of Animal and Human Behaviour. In A. Chiodo, V. Schiaffonati (a cura di), Italian Philosophy of Technology. Socio-Cultural, Legal, Scientific and Aesthetic Perspectives on Technology (pp. 181-197). Springer Nature [10.1007/978-3-030-54522-2_12].
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