Control and command systems concepts from early work on a Mars Rover

Blasio, Gabriel de and Moreno-Díaz, Arminda and Moreno-Díaz, Roberto (2013). Control and command systems concepts from early work on a Mars Rover. In: "14th International Conference on Computer Aided Systems Theory", 10-15 Feb 2013, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, España. ISBN 978-3-642-53855-1. pp. 126-133.

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Title: Control and command systems concepts from early work on a Mars Rover
Author/s:
  • Blasio, Gabriel de
  • Moreno-Díaz, Arminda
  • Moreno-Díaz, Roberto
Item Type: Presentation at Congress or Conference (Article)
Event Title: 14th International Conference on Computer Aided Systems Theory
Event Dates: 10-15 Feb 2013
Event Location: Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, España
Title of Book: Computer Aided Systems Theory – EUROCAST 2013
Date: 2013
ISBN: 978-3-642-53855-1
Volume: 8111
Subjects:
Faculty: Facultad de Informática (UPM)
Department: Inteligencia Artificial
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

We recover and develop some robotic systems concepts (on the light of present systems tools) that were originated for an intended Mars Rover in the sixties of the last century at the Instrumentation Laboratory of MIT, where one of the authors was involved. The basic concepts came from the specifications for a type of generalized robot inspired in the structure of the vertebrate nervous systems, where the decision system was based in the structure and function of the Reticular Formation (RF). The vertebrate RF is supposed to commit the whole organism to one among various modes of behavior, so taking the decisions about the present overall task. That is, it is a kind of control and command system. In this concepts updating, the basic idea is that the RF comprises a set of computing units such that each computing module receives information only from a reduced part of the overall, little processed sensory inputs. Each computing unit is capable of both general diagnostics about overall input situations and of specialized diagnostics according to the values of a concrete subset of the input lines. Slave systems to this command and control computer, there are the sensors, the representations of external environment, structures for modeling and planning and finally, the effectors acting in the external world.

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Item ID: 26212
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/26212/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:26212
Official URL: http://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-642-53856-8
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 11 Jun 2014 10:13
Last Modified: 04 Dec 2017 10:45
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