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An Behavior-based Robotics
TLDR
Following a discussion of the relevant biological and psychological models of behavior, the author covers the use of knowledge and learning in autonomous robots, behavior-based and hybrid robot architectures, modular perception, robot colonies, and future trends in robot intelligence.
Behavior-based formation control for multirobot teams
TLDR
New reactive behaviors that implement formations in multirobot teams are presented and evaluated and demonstrate the value of various types of formations in autonomous, human-led and communications-restricted applications, and their appropriateness in different types of task environments.
Motor Schema — Based Mobile Robot Navigation
  • R. Arkin
  • Computer Science
    Int. J. Robotics Res.
  • 1 August 1989
TLDR
A variant of the potential field method is used to produce the appropriate velocity and steering commands for the robot and demonstrates the feasibility of this approach.
Communication in reactive multiagent robotic systems
TLDR
The importance of communication in robotic societies is investigated through experiments on both simulated and real robots, finding that in cases where communication helps, the lowest level of communication is almost as effective as the more complex type.
Governing Lethal Behavior in Autonomous Robots
Drawing from the authors own state-of-the-art research, this book examines the philosophical basis, motivation, theory, and design recommendations for the implementation of an ethical control and
Motor schema based navigation for a mobile robot: An approach to programming by behavior
  • R. Arkin
  • Computer Science
    Proceedings. IEEE International Conference on…
  • 1 March 1987
TLDR
Motor schemas are proposed as a basic unit of behavior specification for the navigation of a mobile robot and a variant of the potential field method is used to produce the appropriate velocity and steering commands for the robot.
AuRA: principles and practice in review
TLDR
Various real world robots that have been implemented using this architectural paradigm are discussed, including a case study of a multiagent robotic team that competed and won the 1994 AAAI Mobile Robot Competition.
Governing lethal behavior: Embedding ethics in a hybrid deliberative/reactive robot architecture part I: Motivation and philosophy
  • R. Arkin
  • Philosophy
    3rd ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human…
  • 12 March 2008
This paper provides the motivation and philosophy underlying the design of an ethical control and reasoning system potentially suitable for constraining lethal actions in an autonomous robotic
Cooperation without communication: Multiagent schema-based robot navigation
  • R. Arkin
  • Computer Science
    J. Field Robotics
  • 1992
TLDR
The efficiency of multiagent schema-based navigation for object retrieval over several identical units is demonstrated as evidenced by spontaneous recruitment of several agents to accomplish a task.
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