DFKI-LT - Towards an integrated robot with multiple cognitive functions

N. Hawes, A. Sloman, J. Wyatt, M. Zillich, Henrik Jacobsson, Geert-Jan Kruijff, M. Brenner, G. Berginc, D. Skocaj
Towards an integrated robot with multiple cognitive functions
2 Proceedings of the 22nd Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-07), Vancouver, Canada, AAAI, 2007
We present integration mechanisms for combining heterogeneous components in a situated information processing system, illustrated by a cognitive robot able to collaborate with a human and display some understanding of its surroundings. These mechanisms include an architectural schema that encourages parallel and incremental information processing, and a method for binding information from distinct representations that when faced with rapid change in the world can maintain a coherent, though distributed, view of it. Provisional results are demonstrated in a robot combining vision, manipulation, language, planning and reasoning capabilities interacting with a human and manipulable objects.
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