Accession Number:

ADA255266

Title:

Towards Task-Level Planning: Action-Based Sensor Design

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

CARNEGIE-MELLON UNIV PITTSBURGH PA ROBOTICS INST

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1992-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

33.0

Abstract:

This research proposes a method for automatically designing sensors from the specifications of a robots task, its actions, and its uncertainty in control. The sensors provide precisely the information required by the robot to perform its task, despite uncertainty in sensing and control. The key idea is to generate a strategy for a robot task by using a backchaining planner that assumes perfect sensing while taking careful account of control uncertainty. The resulting plan indirectly specifies a sensor that tells the robot when to execute which action. Although the planner assumes perfect sensing information, the sensor need not actually provide perfect information. Instead, the sensor provides only the information required for the plan to function correctly. This report is a revised version of a proposal currently submitted to NSF.

Subject Categories:

  • Cybernetics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE