Title

Testing biological hypotheses with embodied robots: adaptations, accidents, and by-products in the evolution of vertebrates

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book Title/Conference

Frontiers in Robotics and AI

Volume

1

Article

-

Issue

12

Pages

1-16

Publication Date

11-12-2014

Department or Program

Biology Department

Additional Department or Program

Cognitive Science Department

Abstract

Evolutionary robotics allows biologists to test hypotheses about extinct animals. In our case, we modeled some of the first vertebrates, jawless fishes, in order to study the evolution of the trait after which vertebrates are named: vertebrae. …