Robin R. Mulphy
This research provides a case study of some of the issues involved in transferring cognitive theories to robotics. There are several advantages to considering cognitive and behavioral models as a basis for a robotic theory. First, they offer existence proofs that a particular activity does occur. Further, these models abstract the issues from implementation details, allowing a roboticist to work on the "big picture". And finally, they may lead to a non-intuitive solution or approach to a problem.