The Autonomous Mobile Robot Group

Department of Computer Science
Northwestern University


in loving memory : kludge and hack

Robot control systems have traditionally been built out of two distinct kinds of computational "stuff" : On the one hand, there are the LISP-like symbolic systems from which theorem provers, planners, and expert systems are traditionally built. On the other hand, there are the parallel, reactive systems popular in behavior-based robotics and connectionist circles. The two classes of machines have complementary strengths and weaknesses. Our ultimate goal is to extend parallel-reactive systems to support higher-level cognitive tasks for which symbolic systems are typically used.

Ian Horswill 2000, "The Cerebus Project", forthcoming.

Other groups associated with AMRG :
AMRG Interactive Entertainment Group
Hotdog Scheme compiler


last modified September 2001

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