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Publication Citation: Towards a Formal Representation of Driving Behaviors

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Author(s): Craig I. Schlenoff; Michael Gruninger;
Title: Towards a Formal Representation of Driving Behaviors
Published: October 28, 2002
Abstract: To successfully perform their required tasks, intelligent information agents require accurate and meaningful communication and integration among other agents and information resources. However, the applications and infrastructure of information technology are rife with heterogeneity at many levels. This paper explores applying formal ontologies to address the challenges faced in developing and applying autonomous agents for the purpose of driving unmanned vehicles. Specifically, we are developing a formal ontology to encapsulate the rules of on-road driving, facilitating the ability for an autonomous vehicle to drive on a busy street while following the rules of the road. This ontology will constitute a major component of the internal knowledge representation within the Real-Time Control System (RCS), which is the architecture that will control the unmanned vehicle.
Proceedings: Proceedings of the FAABS Conference
Pages: 2 pp.
Location: Greenbelt, MD
Dates: October 28-30, 2002
Keywords: agents,autonomous navigation,MARS,ontologies,rules of the road
Research Areas: Ontologies
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