A systems approach to cognition in robotics
- Speaker: Dr Jeremy Wyatt (University of Birmingham)
- Host: Gavin Brown
- 6th April 2011 at 14:15 in Lecture Theatre 1.4, Kilburn Building
In this talk I'm going to give a survey of work we have been engaged in at Birmingham over the past six years. The problem we tackle is how to design intelligent robot systems so that they are robust and re-taskable. To this end I will talk about the importance of architecture: how information from different sources should managed and used. I will also talk about how it is essential that robots plan in what I call information spaces. In particular I will talk about a number of robot systems we have developed where the robot is able to reason about the effects of its actions not just on the physical world, but also on what it believes. I'll demonstrate the power of this approach from everything from looking for underwater volcanoes, to mapping and object search, using amongst other evidence video examples of our robots in action.