Bradford A. Towle

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Robotic systems in the real world will work in dynamic environments and have to choose between multiple, and occasionally conflicting goals. In order to facilitate these two requirements an Auction Behavior-Based Robotic Architecture (ABBRA) was developed that allowed different behaviors to compete by bidding for control of a robot. Each behavior would bid(More)
— Robots for real world applications face multiple challenges due to the dynamic nature of the environment. These challenges require that robotic architectures can handle multiple goals, some of which may be conflicting, and can also handle time-constraints for completion of those goals. In addition, the architectures need to be flexible enough to change(More)
We describe the background and rationale for a new freshman course incorporating construction and testing of a small mobile robot. The custom robot kit is assembled in stages as the novice students learn basic electrical principles, the terminal characteristics of circuit components, and the basic practical skills necessary to build and test a printed(More)
Service robots have the potential of improving the quality of life and assist with people's daily activities. Such robots must be capable of operating over long periods of time, performing multiple tasks, and scheduling them appropriately for execution. In addition, service robots must be capable of dealing with tasks whose goals may be in conflict with(More)
Service robots have the potential of improving the quality of life and assist with people's daily activities. Such robots must be capable of performing multiple tasks and schedule them appropriately while interacting with people over long periods of time. In addition, the robots have to deal with potentially unknown users, handle requests that may have(More)
The computer game industry has grown to a million dollar industry with new titles coming out every month. However, with all these great achievements, the video game industry does have one significant problem: games are played in similar ways. One particular genre for which this is true is the group of real time strategy games. Almost all of these games have(More)
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