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Learn Behav. 2017 Mar;45(1):5-6. doi: 10.3758/s13420-016-0249-7.

The promise of cyborg intelligence.

Author information

1
Department of Psychology, Villanova University, Villanova, Pennsylvania, USA. michael.brown@villanova.edu.
2
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Lafayette College, Easton, Pennsylvania, USA.

Abstract

Yu et al. (2016) demonstrated that algorithms designed to find efficient routes in standard mazes can be integrated with the natural processes controlling rat navigation and spatial choices, and they pointed out the promise of such "cyborg intelligence" for biorobotic applications. Here, we briefly describe Yu et al.'s work, explore its relevance to the study of comparative cognition, and indicate how work involving cyborg intelligence would benefit from interdisciplinary collaboration between behavioral scientists and engineers.

KEYWORDS:

Biorobotics; Cyborg intelligence; Rat cyborgs; Spatial cognition

PMID:
27659293
DOI:
10.3758/s13420-016-0249-7
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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