A Control Architecture for Intelligent Mobile Robots

Reference: Uckun, S. & Hayes-Roth, B. A Control Architecture for Intelligent Mobile Robots. Knowledge Systems Laboratory, January, 1993.

Abstract: Intelligent mobile robots interacting with an uncertain and dynamic environment should be able to identify their own goals and perform tasks based on goals and their interactions with the environment. In addition, they should have planning, control, and reaction capabilities spanning several orders of magnitude in reaction time and solution complexity. We present a conceptual architecture for intelligent mobile robots that adheres to these specifications. "B-Robot" is a heterogeneous architecture inspired by the gross anatomy and physiology of the mammalian central nervous system. It combines goal-and task-level reasoning and planning skills with intermediate-level servo control loops and low-level reactivity.

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