Robots with the Best of Intentions


Robots with the Best of Intentions


Artificial Intelligence Today, M. Wooldridge and M. Veloso (eds.), Springer Verlag, 1999.


Intelligent mobile robots need the ability to integrate robust navigation facilities with higher level reasoning. This paper is an attempt at combining results and techniques from the areas of robot navigation and of intelligent agency. We propose to integrate an existing navigation system based on fuzzy logic with a deliberator based on the so-called BDI model. We discuss some of the subtleties involved in this integration, and illustrate it on a simulated example. Experiments on a real mobile robot are under way.


Mobile robotics, BDI architecture, fuzzy logic, intention reconsideration.


This paper is available as a Postscript file.

Other information:

This is a reformatted and marginally edited version of:

Parsons, S., Pettersson, O., Saffiotti, A. and Wooldridge, M. Robots with the best of intentions, Proceedings of the Workshop "Towards Intelligent Mobile Robots 99", Bristol, 1999.

The Postscript file contains the camera-ready copy that appeared in the book.

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