Subsumption Examples in Real Robots

Posted 28 Mar 2007 at 19:07 UTC by steve Share This

A recent discussion on the Dallas Personal Robotics Group mailing list led to a series of postings by David P. Anderson about the subsumption architecture he implemented in the control software of his robots, SR04 and jBot. David has compiled his subsumption postings and added references, code samples, and diagrams to help explain his approach in a new article posted on the DPRG website. He also provides links to video of his robots demonstrating the behaviors that result. There is a wealth of useful information here for anyone interested in the real world use of subsumption. For more technical information on the style of subsumption championed by Rodney Brooks, see his paper, Intelligence without representation (PDF format). If you're new to the whole idea and wondering what it's all about, Wikipedia offers a concise explanation of Subsumption architecture.

Behavior Coordination Mechanisms †` State-of-the-Art, posted 29 Mar 2007 at 02:40 UTC by littleprince » (Apprentice)

Behavior Coordination Mechanisms – State-of-the-Art is a nice overview (and comparision) of several behavior coordination mechanisms. Subsumption architecture is one of them, arguably the most famous

Excellent article!, posted 29 Mar 2007 at 17:21 UTC by jeffkoenig » (Master)

If you're new to subsumption, please read this article and give it a shot. I think you'll be amazed at the results.

The phrase "robust design" is often overused in engineering, but I think it's completely applicable when describing this type of programming for robotic applications.

Thanks, David, for sharing the knowledge behind your very successful robots!

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