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Cybernetic control model from ethology for adaptive coordination of robot behaviors
Author(s): Bernd Schlueter
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Paper Abstract

In this paper we propose a cybernetic approach to behavior based robotics. We present a distributed adaptive control architecture for coordination of different motivations and behaviors of an autonomous vehicle. The system is based on the Zurich Model of Social Motivation, a cybernetic approach to mammalian behavior by the Swiss ethologist BISCHOF. Our system controls a simulated autonomous robot by teaching a reflective associative memory to propose an action based on the input of eight range sensors. The emerging behavior at every stage reflects the system's experience, and the robust in unexpected situations.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 August 1992
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 1706, Adaptive and Learning Systems, (20 August 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.139941
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Bernd Schlueter, German National Research Ctr. for Computer Science (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1706:
Adaptive and Learning Systems
Firooz A. Sadjadi, Editor(s)

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