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Sensory Interactive Robots

Published

Author(s)

James S. Albus, Tony Barbera, M L. Fitzgerald, M Nashman

Abstract

For robots to operate effectively in the partially unconstrained environment of manufacturing, they must be equipped with control systems that have sensory capabilities. This paper describes a control system that consists of three parallel cross coupled hierarchies. First is a control hierarchy which decomposes high level tasks into primitive actions. Second is a sensory processing hierarchy that analyses data from the environment. Third is a world model hierarchy which generates expectations. These are compared against the sensory data at each level of the sensory processing hierarchy. Deviations between expected and observed data is used by the control hierarchy to modify its task decomposition strategies so as to generate sensory-interaction goal-directed behavior. This system has been implemented on a research robot, using a network of microcomputers and real-time vision systems mounted on the robot wrist.
Proceedings Title
31st General Assembly of the International Institution for Production Engineering Research
Conference Dates
September 1, 1981
Conference Location
Toronta, 1, CA
Conference Title
General Assembly of the International Institution for Production Engineering Research

Keywords

Robotics & Intelligent Systems

Citation

Albus, J. , Barbera, T. , Fitzgerald, M. and Nashman, M. (1981), Sensory Interactive Robots, 31st General Assembly of the International Institution for Production Engineering Research, Toronta, 1, CA, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=820156 (Accessed July 20, 2024)

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Created August 31, 1981, Updated October 12, 2021