10 March 1989 Homeostatic Control For A Mobile Robot: Dynamic Replanning In Hazardous Environments
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Proceedings Volume 1007, Mobile Robots III; (1989) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.949120
Event: 1988 Cambridge Symposium on Advances in Intelligent Robotics Systems, 1988, Boston, MA, United States
A longstanding goal of robotics has been to introduce intelligent machines into environments that are dangerous to humans. These environments also pose hazards to the robots themselves. By embedding sensing devices as a means for monitoring the internal state of the robot, dynamic plan reformulation can occur in situations that threaten the existence of the robot. A method exploiting an analogy to the endocrine control system is forwarded as the preferred method for homeostatic control - the maintenance of a safe internal environment for the machine. Examples are given describing the impact of fuel reserve depletion and global temperature stress. A methodology using signal schemas as a means to supplement the existing motor schema control found in the Autonomous Robot Architecture (AuRA) is presented.
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Ronald C. Arkin, Ronald C. Arkin, "Homeostatic Control For A Mobile Robot: Dynamic Replanning In Hazardous Environments", Proc. SPIE 1007, Mobile Robots III, (10 March 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.949120; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.949120


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