Accession Number : ADA297981

Title :   Specialization of Perceptual Processes.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE LAB

Personal Author(s) : Horswill, Ian

PDF Url : ADA297981

Report Date : SEP 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 196

Abstract : In this report, I discuss the use of vision to support concrete, everyday activity. I will argue that a variety of interesting tasks can be solved using simple and inexpensive vision systems. I will provide a number of working examples in the form of a state-of-the-art mobile robot. Polly, which uses vision to give primitive tours of the behavioral repertorie and is both simple and inexpensive (the complete robot was built for less than $20,000 using commercial board-level components). The approach I will use will be to treat the structure of the agent's activity its task and environment--as positive resources for the vision system designer.

Descriptors :   *ROBOTICS, *ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE, *COMPUTER VISION, DATA BASES, ALGORITHMS, SOFTWARE ENGINEERING, IMAGE PROCESSING, POSITION(LOCATION), MOBILITY, OPTIMIZATION, COMPUTATIONS, REAL TIME, ROBOTS, RESOLUTION, PROBLEM SOLVING, LIGHTWEIGHT, PATTERN RECOGNITION, SYSTEMS ANALYSIS, AUTONOMOUS NAVIGATION, VISUAL PERCEPTION, CONTROL THEORY, COLLISION AVOIDANCE, HIGH LEVEL LANGUAGES, DYNAMIC RANGE, EXECUTIVE ROUTINES.

Subject Categories : Cybernetics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE