- Full professor of Philosophy of Science at the Department of Human Science for Education, University of Milano-Bicocca, Milan
- co-founder and director of the RobotiCSS Lab – Laboratory of Robotics for the Cognitive and Social Sciences, University of Milano-Bicocca.
As a philosopher of science, I primarily work on the methodological foundations of biorobotics, Artificial Intelligence and cognitive science. More specifically, I reconstruct and analyze the validity of methodologies involving robots and bionic systems, as well as robots interacting with animals and humans, for the study of living system behaviour and cognition.
He is authors of several articles in international journals, including Biological Cybernetics, Philosophy of Science, Biology and Philosophy, Minds and Machines, Synthese, History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences, Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Frontiers in Psychology, Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology, IEEE Robotics and Automation Magazine, Sistemi Intelligenti; of 3 books and several book chapters (including a chapter on Biorobotics in the Springer Handbook of Model-Based Science, edited by L. Magnani e T. Bertolotti, 2017).
My interests also concern the role of robots as tools to intervene on, and theorize about, the mechanisms of social cognition, still from a methodological perspective, and the methodological foundations of educational robotics (see an article in the IEEE Robotics and Automation Magazine, 2016, on robo-ethology).
In the past I also worked on the structure of neuroscientific and cognitive explanations, and on robo-ethics.
- E. Datteri (2021), “The creation of phenomena in interactive biorobotics“, Biological Cybernetics, Open access.
- E. Datteri (2020), “The logic of interactive biorobotics“, Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology.
- E. Datteri (2020), “Interactive Biorobotics“, online first su Synthese.
- E. Datteri (2020), “Biological accuracy in large-scale brain simulations“, History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences, n. 42, vol. 1, 2020.
- E. Datteri (2020), “The epistemic roles of automata from cybernetics to contemporary robotics“, Rosmini Studies, vol. 6, 2019.
- Datteri, E., Schiaffonati, V. (2019), “Robotic simulations, simulations of robots”, Minds and Machines, vol. 29, n. 1, pp. 109-125 (Scopus).
- Datteri, E. (2017), “The epistemic value of brain-machine interfaces for the study of the brain”, Minds and Machines 27:2, 287–313 (Scopus).
- Datteri, E. (2017), “Biorobotics”, in L. Magnani T. Bertolotti (eds.), Springer Handbook of Model Based Science, Springer, Heildelberg/Berlin, 817-837.
- Datteri, E., Zecca, L. (2016) “The Game of Science: an Experiment in Robo-Ethology with Primary School Children”, IEEE Robotics and Automation Magazine, 23:2, 24-29 (Scopus).
- Datteri, E., (2009), “Simulation experiments in bionics: a regulative methodological perspective“, Biology and Philosophy, 24:3, 301-324 (doi: 10.1007/s10539-008-9133-y; Scopus: BIOPE; ISI: 000266477800003).
- Datteri, E., Tamburrini, G. (2007), “Biorobotic Experiments for the Discovery of Biological Mechanisms“, Philosophy of Science, 74:3, 409-430 (doi: 10.1086/522095; ISI: 000250832200007; Scopus).
- Tamburrini, G., Datteri, E. (2005), “Machine Experiments and Theoretical Modelling: from Cybernetic Methodology to Neuro-Robotics”, Minds and Machines, 15:3-4, 335-358 (doi: 10.1007/s11023-005-2924-x; Scopus: MMACE; ISI: 000234205000002)