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Getting it right the first time: predicted performance guarantees from the analysis of emergent behavior in autonomous and semi-autonomous systems
Author(s): Ronald C. Arkin; Damian Lyons; Jiang Shu; Prem Nirmal; Munzir Zafar
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Paper Abstract

A crucially important aspect for mission-critical robotic operations is ensuring as best as possible that an autonomous system be able to complete its task. In a project for the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) we are developing methods to provide such guidance, specifically for counter-Weapons of Mass Destruction (C-WMD) missions. In this paper, we describe the scenarios under consideration, the performance measures and metrics being developed, and an outline of the mechanisms for providing performance guarantees.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 May 2012
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 8387, Unmanned Systems Technology XIV, 83871F (25 May 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.918128
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Ronald C. Arkin, Georgia Institute of Technology (United States)
Damian Lyons, Fordham Univ. (United States)
Jiang Shu, Georgia Institute of Technology (United States)
Prem Nirmal, Fordham Univ. (United States)
Munzir Zafar, Georgia Institute of Technology (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8387:
Unmanned Systems Technology XIV
Robert E. Karlsen; Douglas W. Gage; Charles M. Shoemaker; Grant R. Gerhart, Editor(s)

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