Biorobotic approaches to the study of motor systems

Curr Opin Neurobiol. 1998 Dec;8(6):777-82. doi: 10.1016/s0959-4388(98)80121-9.


Biorobotics is a promising new area of research at the interface between biology and robotics. Robots can either be used as physical models of biological systems or be directly inspired by biological studies. A great deal of progress has recently been made in biorobotic studies of locomotion, orientation, and vertebrate arm control.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Arm / physiology
  • Humans
  • Locomotion / physiology
  • Motor Activity / physiology*
  • Orientation / physiology
  • Robotics / methods*
  • Vertebrates / physiology