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Point-counterpoint: big robots vs small robots
Author(s): Chuck E. Thorpe
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Paper Abstract

Mobile robot architectures have been based on many different design principles: AI, control theory, hierarchical organization, etc. Brooks argues for a `subsumption' approach, based on layers of very simple, real-time computations. The CMU Navlab project takes a more pragmatic approach. The bottom layer is real-time, based on local coordinates, with no high- level models or central data structures to be bottlenecks. But the architectural tools developed for the Navlab also provide hooks for a higher level, based in world coordinates and using AI planning, to control the lower layer.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 April 1993
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 1838, 21st AIPR Workshop on Interdisciplinary Computer Vision: An Exploration of Diverse Applications, (13 April 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.142801
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Chuck E. Thorpe, Carnegie Mellon Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1838:
21st AIPR Workshop on Interdisciplinary Computer Vision: An Exploration of Diverse Applications

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