Dr Nick Hawes

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[hawesetal08kbs] Nick Hawes, Jeremy Wyatt and Aaron Sloman. Exploring Design Space For An Integrated Intelligent System. Knowledge-Based Systems, 22(7), pages 509--515, Elsevier. Published as a best paper from Artificial Intelligence 2008 (AI-2008), The twenty-eighth SGAI International Conference on Artificial Intelligence. September 2009. [pdf] [bib]
Abstract. 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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