System integration supporting evolutionary development and design

Spexard, Thorsten P. and Hanheide, Marc (2009) System integration supporting evolutionary development and design. In: Human centered robot systems: cognition, interaction, technology. Cognitive Systems Monographs (6). Springer Berlin Heidelberg, pp. 1-9. ISBN 9783642104022

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With robotic systems entering our daily life, they have to become more flexible and subsuming a multitude of abilities in one single integrated system. Sub- sequently an increased extensibility of the robots’ system architectures is needed. The goal is to facilitate a long-time evolution of the integrated system in-line with the scientific progress on the algorithmic level. In this paper we present an approach developed for an event-driven robot architecture, focussing on the coordination and interplay of new abilities and components. Appropriate timing, sequencing strategies, execution guaranties, and process flow synchronisation are taken into account to allow appropriate arbitration and interaction between components as well as between the integrated system and the user. The presented approach features dynamic reconfiguration and global coordination based on simple production rules. These are applied first time in conjunction with flexible representations in global memory spaces and an event-driven architecture. As a result a highly adaptive robot control compared to alternative approaches is achieved, allowing system modification during runtime even within complex interactive human-robot scenarios.

Keywords:HRI, mobile robotics, System integration
Subjects:G Mathematical and Computer Sciences > G700 Artificial Intelligence
Divisions:College of Science > School of Computer Science
ID Code:11964
Deposited On:03 Oct 2013 14:16

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