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Biorobotic Experiments for the Discovery of Biological Mechanisms Philosophy of Science, Vol. 74, No. 3. (July 2007), pp. 409-430 by Edoardo Datteri, Guglielmo Tamburrini
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    author = {Datteri, Edoardo and Tamburrini, Guglielmo},
    chapter = {Biorobotic Experiments for the Discovery of Biological Mechanisms},
    issn = {00318248},
    journal = {Philosophy of Science},
    keywords = {neurorobotics, philosophical, research, robotics},
    month = jul,
    number = {3},
    pages = {409--430},
    posted-at = {2013-12-18 10:55:53},
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    publisher = {The University of Chicago Press on behalf of the Philosophy of Science Association},
    title = {Biorobotic Experiments for the Discovery of Biological Mechanisms},
    url = {http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1086/522095},
    volume = {74},
    year = {2007}
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Biorobotics has been used successfully to study and sometimes validate theoretical biological claims.

Testing biological hypotheses using robots is called `biorobotics'.

For biorobotic experiments to mean something, it is necessary to identify those parts of a biorobotic model which are robotic and those which model biology.

The design of a biorobotic experiment implicitly includes parts of the hypothesis being tested—those need to be made explicit.