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Multi-Robot Systems and Distributed Intelligence: The ETHNOS Approach to Heterogeneity [chapter]

Antonio Sgorbissa
2006 Mobile Robotics, Moving Intelligence  
Iocchi and all the students of the Universities of Rome, Parma, Milano, Palermo, and Padova for their significant contribution in the experimentation of ETHNOS, and for some of the data and the photos  ...  Zaccaria and Dr. Piaggio, with whom I designed ETHNOS; Prof. Nardi, coordinator of ART in 1999 and 2000, Prof. Adorni, Prof. Bonarini, Prof. Chella, Prof. Pagello, Prof.  ...  The reference architecture of a single robot, and consequently of the ETHNOS operating system, is entirely based on the concept of "experts", concurrent agents responsible for specific activities.  ... 
doi:10.5772/4733 fatcat:c6jcpl4iczhafm2hjnetuyqsfi

A Lua-based Behavior Engine for Controlling the Humanoid Robot Nao [chapter]

Tim Niemüller, Alexander Ferrein, Gerhard Lakemeyer
2010 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
We show that the combination of Lua and HSMs provide a powerful system for the specification, execution and monitoring of skills.  ...  In this paper, we address this middle-layer and show a possibility how the gap between high-level control and the rest of the robot system can be bridged.  ...  A. Ferrein is currently funded by a grant of the Alexander von Humboldt foundation. We would like to thank the anonymous reviewers for their helpful comments.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-11876-0_21 fatcat:ua3wipa7ijas5ja4jb7vemch2i

Developments on an Affordable Robotic System for Humanitarian Demining [chapter]

Pedro Santana, Luis Correia, Jose Barat
2008 Humanitarian Demining  
The multi-agent paradigm is well suited to enhance multi-experts and multi-robots inter-operability.  ...  This joint collaboration emerged from the acknowledgement of a business and scientific opportunity stemming from the unavailability of sustainable robotic systems applicable to the mine action domain.  ...  The authors wish to thank Mel Todd for proofreading. Much of the work reported in this chapter is the result of a team work.  ... 
doi:10.5772/5417 fatcat:4r5lmudqjrg3nd7i3dnvooyare

A framework for modelling tactical decision-making in autonomous systems

Rick Evertsz, John Thangarajah, Nitin Yadav, Thanh Ly
2015 Journal of Systems and Software  
The lack of a design methodology and supporting tools for representing tactics makes them difficult to understand, maintain and reuse.  ...  The objective of this research is to develop and evaluate a methodology that supports the demands of designing autonomous tactical decision-making systems.  ...  Acknowledgements This work was supported by the Defence Science and Technology Organisation, and the Defence Science Institute.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.jss.2015.08.046 fatcat:itzyd5mwhvavpovcba5kgmdf4q

Crossing the agent technology chasm: Lessons, experiences and challenges in commercial applications of agents

STEVE MUNROE, TIM MILLER, ROXANA A. BELECHEANU, MICHAL PECHOUCEK, PETER MCBURNEY, MICHAEL LUCK
2006 Knowledge engineering review (Print)  
The project built on the JACK Intelligent Agents toolkit developed by AOS, a commercial Java-based environment for developing and running multi-agent applications. 2 OneSAF, see http://www.onesaf.org/.  ...  As part of its industrial activity programme, AgentLink III 1 developed such a catalogue of case studies of agent applications, for the purpose of reducing the chasm that agent technology must cross.  ...  This paper is a revised and extended version of a paper originally presented at the Industrial Track of the 5th International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems (AAMAS 2006),  ... 
doi:10.1017/s0269888906001020 fatcat:4wqaarvb6vcejkpu7cc2wh5mui

Development of a multi-drive submersible platform for deep seabed research

Tjasa Boh, John Billingsley, Robin S. Bradbeer, Paul Hodgson
2009 OCEANS 2009-EUROPE  
Compounding Robert Lemor, Fraunhofer IBMT 3D-Sonar Image Formation and Shape Recognition Techniques Dieter Kraus, Hochschule Bremen Multi-Beam/Multi-Aspect Image Processing for AUV Application  ...  Scientifi c and Industrial Research (CSIR) System Design and Fusion Techniques for Multistatic Active Sonar Frank Ehlers, NATO Undersea Research Centre, Low Complexity Iterative MLSE Equalization in Highly  ... 
doi:10.1109/oceanse.2009.5278287 fatcat:yax23ny4lrbibi545qm7rojjhe

Online Learning and Adaptation for Intelligent Embedded Agents Operating in Domestic Environments [chapter]

Hani Hagras, Victor Callaghan, Martin Colley, Graham Clarke, Hakan Duman
2003 Studies in Fuzziness and Soft Computing  
We also present a high-level multi embedded-agent model, explaining how it facilitates inter-agent communication and cooperation between heterogeneous sets of embedded agents within a domestic environment  ...  Both non-intrusive and interactive learning modes (including a mix of both) are used, depending on situation of the agent.  ...  LFS MFS RFS Left Speed Right Speed Table ( 2): The modified rules for the experiment in Figure ( 12-a).  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-7908-1767-6_11 fatcat:ks5luk3xqzestd6visobqh64rq

Adaptable Underwater Networks: The Relation between Autonomy and Communications

Alexander Hamilton, Sam Holdcroft, Davide Fenucci, Paul Mitchell, Nils Morozs, Andrea Munafò, Jeremy Sitbon
2020 Remote Sensing  
An initial version of the architecture has been implemented and its deployment during a field trial done in January 2019 is reported.  ...  To address these requirements, this work proposes a service-oriented architecture that breaks the typical boundaries between the autonomy and the communications stacks.  ...  availability of low-cost systems and reduced infrastructure for launch, recovery and operation.  ... 
doi:10.3390/rs12203290 fatcat:5ebd47bruzgbrpa6luvwbjdyou

"Mobile Holistic Enterprise Transformation Framework"

Mohammed M. Alqahtani, Anthony S. Atkins, Clare Stanier
2015 Procedia Computer Science  
many enterprises and a challenge for them as well.  ...  Enterprise Architecture 'EA' facilitates a successful transformation by controlling and managing the transitions in order to arrive at a clearly defined future state.  ...  processes, information flow and enterprise interactions, Information-System architecture for the applications 'capabilities', and technology infrastructure architecture for the principles, platforms and  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.procs.2015.07.232 fatcat:xq2h2zh72vc3ddnadb3f7jlrxi

Desk-Research Analysis and Identification of SA and Training Tools

Mateusz Macias
2021 Zenodo  
The content consists of a desk research performed by the project consortium partners experienced in specific areas focusing on technologies that are improved or developed in ASSISTANCE.  ...  deployment Underwater vehicles (UUV)  Other: o Optional Cathodic protection(CP) Probe o Inertial navigation System o Multi-beam Echosounders o Panoramic sonar o Dual head profiler system o  ...  key applications to support CM activities.  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.4584704 fatcat:foln2lpxqjehjppjda2ycn6cjy

CAVs Cybersecurity threats digest and analysis

S. Steinhorst, J. Lauinger, N.A. Nijdam, A. Collen, A. Zacharaki, M. Aslam
2019 Zenodo  
This effort will start as a systemic in-depth literature review of cybersecurity environment aiming to provide explicit, reproducible and auditable methodology for evaluating and interpreting all available  ...  research relating to the particular topic of cybersecurity in CAVs, autonomous vehicles, and smart-city infrastructures.Moreover, the limitations of state-of-the-art cybersecurity systems and the constantly  ...  that attempt to gain access to sensitive information and/or monitor the activity of the system Integrity attacks that gain access to a system in order for them to modify information and settings so that  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.4728214 fatcat:fonojcfo6fdzbnc7oz6w66zoh4

Towards an environment interface standard for agent platforms

Tristan M. Behrens, Koen V. Hindriks, Jürgen Dix
2010 Annals of Mathematics and Artificial Intelligence  
Our starting point for designing such a generic interface is based on a careful study of the various interfaces used by different agent programming languages to connect agent programs to environments.  ...  We introduce an interface for connecting agent platforms to environments. This interface provides generic functionality for executing actions and for perceiving changes in an agent's environment.  ...  Acknowledgements We thank Mehdi Dastani, Rafael Bordini, Lars Braubach, Jomi Hübner, and Alexander Pokahr for their contribution to our effort and their effort in implementing the interface for the agent  ... 
doi:10.1007/s10472-010-9215-9 fatcat:4nruvebqwjecpcssdd2vow2pha

Safe Human-Robot Cooperation in an Industrial Environment

Nicola Pedrocchi, Federico Vicentini, Malosio Matteo, Lorenzo Molinari Tosatti
2013 International Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems  
This paper addresses both the problems: a collision avoidance strategy allowing on-line re-planning of robot motion and a safe network of unsafe devices as a suggested infrastructure for functional safety  ...  Among various requirements for collaborative workspaces, safety-assurance involves two different application layers; the algorithms enabling safe space-sharing between humans and robots and the enabling  ...  This set-up demonstrates the feasibility of the suggested approach, and the experimental results show that safecollaborative workspace can be guaranteed with current standard industrial robot and IR controllers  ... 
doi:10.5772/53939 fatcat:5rfjyhvq3fgaboe2tywnnyekmi

D1.1 - State of the Art Analysis

Danilo Ardagna
2021 Zenodo  
We also extensively discuss existing solutions for applications deployment, monitoring, runtime management, and scheduling considering the emerging Function as a Service paradigm.  ...  Then, the deliverable provides a background on AI applications design, also considering some advanced design trends (e.g., Network Architecture Search, Federated Learning, Deep Neural Networks partitioning  ...  This is a plugin-driven server agent that is responsible for collecting and sending metrics and events from systems, edge devices, IoT sensors, and more.  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.6372377 fatcat:f6ldfuwivbcltew4smiiwphfty

An Overview of Verification and Validation Challenges for Inspection Robots

Michael Fisher, Rafael C. Cardoso, Emily C. Collins, Christopher Dadswell, Louise A. Dennis, Clare Dixon, Marie Farrell, Angelo Ferrando, Xiaowei Huang, Mike Jump, Georgios Kourtis, Alexei Lisitsa (+5 others)
2021 Robotics  
However, building these robotic systems is just the start and we still need to carry out a range of verification and validation tasks to ensure that the systems to be deployed are as safe and reliable  ...  As the hubs are active across nuclear, offshore, and space environments, this gives a breadth of issues common to many inspection robots.  ...  for multi-agent systems based on ordered binary decision diagrams. • Theorem proving: particularly for symbolic agents, there are a range of formalisms and theorem-proving approaches, such as combined  ... 
doi:10.3390/robotics10020067 fatcat:2inemoqiz5dwbgobnx3bzgw56a
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