Some New Directions in Robot Problem Solving
by Fikes, Richard E., Hart, Peter E., and Nilsson, Nils J.
Technical Note 68
Institution: AI Center, SRI International
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Note: Paper submitted to the 7th International Machine Intelligence Workshop (M17), Edinburgh, Scotland, June 1972. SRI Projects 1187 and 1530. The research reported herein was sponsored by the Office of Naval Research under Contract N00014-71-C-0294 and the Advanced Research Projects Agency under Contract DAHC04-72-C-0008.
For the past several years research on robot problem-solving methods has centered on what may one day be called "simple" plans: linear sequences of actions to be performed by single robots to achieve single goals in static environments. Recent speculation and preliminary work at several research centers has suggested a variety of ways in which these traditional constraints could be relaxed. In this paper we describe some of the possible extensions, illustrating the discussion where possible with examples taken from the current Stanford Research Institute robot system.
|Fikes, Richard E.||Professor, Stanford Univ.|
|Hart, Peter E||Chairman, President and Founder, Ricoh Innovations|
|Nilsson, Nils J||Alumnus|