Title: Idea, conception and realisation of learning abilities for robot control using a Situation-Operator-Model

Authors: Dirk Soffker, Elmar Ahle

Addresses: Chair of Dynamics and Control, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany. ' Chair of Dynamics and Control, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany

Abstract: This contribution outlines the idea, concept and realisation of learning abilities based on a Situation-Operator-Modelling (SOM) technique. The approach of modelling the human-machine-interaction is applied to autonomous technical systems. The idea is to obtain the already modelled human flexibility also for use within algorithmic and/or technical approaches. The proposed modelling technique is used for the conception of an autonomous system and realises a cognitive-based behaviour. The cognitive functions of the system are divided into the learning, testing, and exploration module and the planning and plan supervision module. The steps to realise the proposed architecture are illustrated and detailed for a mobile robot, as an example. Furthermore, first experiences with this approach in a real world environment are shown.

Keywords: internal representations; learning abilities; robots; automatic learning; autonomous agents; real time; situation-operator-modelling.

DOI: 10.1504/IJISTA.2007.012488

International Journal of Intelligent Systems Technologies and Applications, 2007 Vol.2 No.2/3, pp.271 - 283

Published online: 19 Feb 2007 *

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