What is Neurorobotics?

The conception and meaning of Neurorobotics are introduced in this chapter ( Tiffany J. Hwu and Jeffrey L. Krichmar. Neurorobotics: Neuroscience and Robots. In Cognitive Robotics, MIT Press, 2022.)

The field of neurorobotics is the subarea of Cognitive Robotics that centers on the use of computational neuroscience and neuromorphic systems to control the robot’s behavior and cognitive system (Browne et al. 2009; Krichmar 2012; see also chapter 2). This followed the early Darwin mobile robot models in the mid-1990s (Edelman et al. 1992) and led to numerous applications to mobile and humanoid robots, including the use of a neuromorphic system directly implementing hardware with neuron-like circuits (Rast et al. 2018) and the more recent neurorobotic platform in the Human Brain Project (Knoll and Gewaltig 2016).”

Neurorobotics is the study of the interaction between neural systems and their physical embodiments on robotic platforms. Since the brain is strongly coupled with the body and situated within the surrounding environment, neurorobots can be a powerful tool for studying the intricate interactions between neural systems and the outside world. Neurorobotics also serves as a way to create autonomous systems that capture the advantages of biology for intelligent behavior. Compared to the general study of cognitive robotics, neurorobotics centers around biological brain functions—for example, the neural circuitry and functional anatomy that support basic cognitive processes.”

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Tiffany J. Hwu and Jeffrey L. Krichmar. Neurorobotics: Neuroscience and Robots. In Angelo Cangelosi and Minoru Asada. Cognitive Robotics, MIT Press, 2022.