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    Research, robots, and reality: A statement on current trends in biorobotics.Ernst Niebur, Mounya Elhilali, Iyad Obeid, Justin Werfel, Mark Blanchard, Mattia Frasca, Kaushik Ghose, Constanze Hofstoetter, Giovanni Indiveri & Mark W. Tilden - 2001 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 24 (6):1072-1073.
    While robotics has benefited from inspiration gained from biology, the opposite is not the case: there are few if any cases in which robotic models have lead to genuine insight into biology. We analyze the reasons why biorobotics has been essentially a one-way street. We argue that the development of better tools is essential for progress in this field.
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    Sensorimotor contingencies do not replace internal representations, and mastery is not necessary for perception.Ernst Niebur - 2001 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 24 (5):994-995.
    Sensorimotor contingencies are certainly of great importance for perception but they are no substitute for the internal representation of perceived information. I argue that internal, non-iconic representations of perceptions must, and do, exist and that sensorimotor contingencies are an integral part of them. Further, I argue that mastery of the sensory apparatus or environment is not a prerequisite for perception and that perception is possible in the absence of any control over the perceptual process.
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  3. MV SrinivasanS. VenkateshFrom living eyes to seeing machines£ 45.00 (xi+ 265 pages) 1997Oxford University PressISBN 0 198 577 850. [REVIEW]Ernst Niebur - 1997 - Trends in Cognitive Sciences 1 (5):195-196.