Nick Hawes, Jeremy Wyatt and Aaron Sloman.
Exploring Design Space For An Integrated Intelligent System.
In Proceedings of the Twenty-Eighth SGAI International Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AI-2008). To appear.
Understanding the trade-offs available in the design
space of intelligent systems is a major unaddressed
element in the study of Artificial Intelligence. In
this paper we approach this problem in two
ways. First, we discuss the development of our
integrated robotic system in terms of its trajectory
through design space. Second, we demonstrate the
practical implications of architectural design
decisions by using this system as an experimental
platform for comparing behaviourally similar yet
architecturally different systems. The results of
this show that our system occupies a "sweet spot" in
design space in terms of the cost of moving
information between processing components.
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