Using Cognitive Psychology to Solve Robotics Problems: An Introduction to Cognitive Robotics


Friday, February 10, 2006, 13:00pm - Friday, February 10, 2006, 14:00pm

325b ITE

agent, robotics

This talk will describe the ongoing development of a robotic control architecture that was inspired by computational cognitive architectures from the discipline of cognitive psychology. The robotic control architecture combines symbolic and sub-symbolic representations of knowledge into a unified control structure. The architecture is organized as a goal-driven, serially executing production system at the highest symbolic level, and as a multiple-algorithm, parallel-executing, simple collection of algorithms at the lowest sub-symbolic level. The goal is to create a system that will progress through the same cognitive developmental milestones as do human infants. Common robotics problems of localization, object recognition, and object permanence will be addressed in the talk.

Charles Nicholas

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