Accession Number : ADA434975


Title :   Agent-based Multimodal Interface for Dynamically Autonomous Mobile Robots


Corporate Author : NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC CENTER FOR APPLIED RESEARCH IN ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE


Personal Author(s) : Sofge, Donald ; Bugajska, Magdalena ; Adams, William ; Perzanowski, Dennis ; Schultz, Alan


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a434975.pdf


Report Date : Jan 2003


Pagination or Media Count : 7


Abstract : Agents provide a flexible and scalable method of integrating artificial intelligence techniques on a single cohesive distributed computing system. We have designed and implemented an agent-based interface for autonomous control, and for providing web-based information retrieval, for a dynamically autonomous mobile robot. The robot implements and integrates a variety of artificial intelligence techniques including a multimodal interface that allows natural language understanding, gesture interpretation, simultaneous localization and mapbuilding, object identification and spatial reasoning. The agent-based interface augments these capabilities by providing a method of controlling the robot via the CoABS grid, and by providing the means for the robot/operator to request information available through the grid or through the web.


Descriptors :   *HUMANS , *ROBOTS , *MOBILE , *AUTONOMOUS NAVIGATION , *MAN COMPUTER INTERFACE , SOCIAL COMMUNICATION , REASONING , GRIDS , COMPUTER ARCHITECTURE , ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE , NATURAL LANGUAGE , GOAL PROGRAMMING


Subject Categories : Cybernetics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE