Seward, D. W. and Garman, A. (1996) The software development process for intelligent robots. Computing and Control Engineering, 7 (2). pp. 86-92.
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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.
|Journal or Publication Title:||Computing and Control Engineering|
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|Subjects:||T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)|
|Departments:||Faculty of Science and Technology > Engineering|
|Deposited On:||12 Dec 2008 12:17|
|Last Modified:||13 Jan 2016 11:08|
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