Dr Nick Hawes

Reader in Autonomous Intelligent Robotics

School of Computer Science
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2TT
United Kingdom

Email: n.a.hawes@cs.bham.ac.uk
Twitter: @hawesie
Phone: +44 (0) 121 41 43739
Office: 133 (first floor, back right)
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[hawesetal07playmate] Nick Hawes, Aaron Sloman, Jeremy Wyatt, Michael Zillich, Henrik Jacobsson, Geert-Jan Kruijff, Michael Brenner, Gregor Berginc, Danijel Skocaj . Towards an Integrated Robot with Multiple Cognitive Functions. In Robert C. Holte and Adele Howe (editors) Proceedings of the Twenty-Second AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI 2008), pages 1548 -- 1553, AAAI Press. July 2007. [pdf] [bib]
Abstract. We present integration mechanisms for combining heterogeneous components in a situated information processing system, illustrated by a cognitive robot able to collaborate with a human and display some understanding of its surroundings. These mechanisms include an architectural schema that encourages parallel and incremental information processing, and a method for binding information from distinct representations that when faced with rapid change in the world can maintain a coherent, though distributed, view of it. Provisional results are demonstrated in a robot combining vision, manipulation, language, planning and reasoning capabilities interacting with a human and manipulable objects.
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