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Applications Panel: Agents Applied to Autonomous Vehicles



Craig I. Schlenoff


In order to make an unmanned vehicle drive truly autonomously, many different software components are needed. Each of these components is tasked with providing a particular function that is necessary to accomplish the ultimate goal of autonomous driving. Typical functions include perception, sensory processing, world modeling, planning, route following, behavior generation and value judgment. Each component can be seen as an individual agent, and the entire system can be viewed as an agent architecture. The agent architecture that is the focus of this paper is the RCS Control System (RCS) [1] developed in the Intelligent Systems Division at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).
Proceedings Title
Proceedings of the FAABS Conference
Conference Dates
October 28-30, 2002
Conference Location
Greenbelt, MD
Conference Title
FAABS Conference


agent integration, autonomous vehicles, data communication, Knowledge Engineering, MARS, Mobility, ontologies


Schlenoff, C. (2002), Applications Panel: Agents Applied to Autonomous Vehicles, Proceedings of the FAABS Conference, Greenbelt, MD, [online], (Accessed May 26, 2024)


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Created October 1, 2002, Updated February 17, 2017