Accession Number : AD0820989

Title :   APPLICATION OF INTELLIGENT AUTOMATA TO RECONNAISSANCE.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept. Nov 66-Mar 67,

Corporate Author : STANFORD RESEARCH INST MENLO PARK CA

Personal Author(s) : Rosen, Charles A. ; Nilsson, Nils J.

Report Date : SEP 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 59

Abstract : The report describes the results of research during the past four months on the project, Application of Intelligent Automata to Reconnaissance. The primary goal of this project is to investigate techniques in artificial intelligence applied to the control of a mobile automation in a realistic environment. The main emphasis is on the design of a hierarchy of computer programs that will accept visual and other sensory information from the automaton and direct its actions toward the completion of missions requiring the abilities to plan ahead and to learn from previous experience. As of the beginning of March 1967, it is anticipated that the vehicle and other special hardware will be completed and be ready for preliminary experiments within two months. The preprocessor is expected to be completed a few weeks thereafter. Various Immediate Action computer programs are now being written to drive the registers on the vehicle and thus accomplish simple movements and sensing acts. In addition, maneuvering tactics designed during previous simulation experiments are being written into SDS 940 computer programs that will call the immediate action routines in the proper sequence to accomplish simple missions. (Author)

Descriptors :   *COMPUTER PROGRAMS), (*ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE, PATTERN RECOGNITION), (*PATTERN RECOGNITION, (*AUTOMATA, ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE), MAN MACHINE SYSTEMS, DIGITAL COMPUTERS, NAVIGATION, DECISION THEORY, TIME SHARING, REAL TIME, TELETYPE SYSTEMS, INTERFACES, DISPLAY SYSTEMS, RANGE FINDING, ELECTROOPTICS, PROBLEM SOLVING, ALGORITHMS.

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Hardware
      Computer Systems
      Bionics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE