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The software development process for intelligent robots.

Seward, D. W. and Garman, A. (1996) The software development process for intelligent robots. IEE Journal on Computing & Control Engineering, 7 (2). pp. 86-92.

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    Abstract

    The key problems in producing software to control intelligent robots are identified, the principal one being the difficulty of producing a detailed requirements specification. A series of process steps is defined and described in relation to the development of an intelligent robot excavator. The importance of a rational decomposition of the system into modules is stressed, and one particular component of the robot excavator is discussed in some detail-the activities manager. It is shown how techniques such as a `production system' and a `blackboard' were implemented in Ada to produce a flexible and easily maintainable system. Two other components are described-the low level controller and the safety manager. A brief description of the hardware platforms used is included.

    Item Type: Article
    Journal or Publication Title: IEE Journal on Computing & Control Engineering
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    Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
    Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Engineering
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    ID Code: 20427
    Deposited By: ep_ss_importer
    Deposited On: 12 Dec 2008 12:17
    Refereed?: No
    Published?: Published
    Last Modified: 26 Jul 2012 15:38
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    URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/20427

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