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Interfacing Belief-Desire-Intention Agent Systems with Geometric Reasoning for Robotics and Manufacturing

  • Lavindra de SilvaEmail author
  • Felipe Meneguzzi
  • David Sanderson
  • Jack C. Chaplin
  • Otto J. Bakker
  • Nikolas Antzoulatos
  • Svetan Ratchev
Chapter
Part of the Studies in Computational Intelligence book series (SCI, volume 640)

Abstract

Unifying the symbolic and geometric representations and algorithms used in AI and robotics is an important challenge for both fields. We take a small step in this direction by presenting an interface between geometric reasoning and a popular class of agent systems, in a way that uses some of the agent’s available constructs and semantics. We then describe how certain kinds of information can be extracted from the geometric model of the world and used in agent reasoning. We motivate our concepts and algorithms within the context of a real-world production system.

Keywords

BDI agents Geometric reasoning Robotics Manufacturing system 

Notes

Acknowledgements

We thank Amit Kumar Pandey and the reviewers for useful feedback. Felipe thanks CNPq for support within grant no. 306864/2013-4 under the PQ fellowship and 482156/2013-9 under the Universal project programs. The other authors are grateful for support from the Evolvable Assembly Systems EPSRC project (EP/K018205/1), and the PRIME EU FP7 project (Grant Agreement: 314762).

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lavindra de Silva
    • 1
    Email author
  • Felipe Meneguzzi
    • 2
  • David Sanderson
    • 1
  • Jack C. Chaplin
    • 1
  • Otto J. Bakker
    • 1
  • Nikolas Antzoulatos
    • 1
  • Svetan Ratchev
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of Engineering, Institute for Advanced ManufacturingUniversity of NottinghamNottinghamUK
  2. 2.Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande Do SulPorto AlegreBrazil

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