Bayesian Approach to Action Selection and Attention Focusing

  • Carla Cavalcante Koike
  • Pierre Bessière
  • Emmanuel Mazer
Part of the Springer Tracts in Advanced Robotics book series (STAR, volume 46)


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    The Ultimate Question for Autonomous Sensory-Motor Systems


What similarities can be found between an animal and an autonomous mobile robot? Both can control their motor capabilities based on information acquired through dedicated channels. For an animal, motor capabilities are muscles and joints, and filtered information from the environment is acquired through sensors: eyes, nose, ears, skin, and several others. For a mobile robot, motor capabilities are mostly end effectors and mechanical motors, and information about the surroundings consists of data coming from sensors such as proximeters, laser range sensors and bumpers.


Mobile Robot Joint Distribution Action Selection Motor Command Motor Model 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Carla Cavalcante Koike
    • 1
  • Pierre Bessière
    • 2
  • Emmanuel Mazer
    • 3
  1. 1.Computer Science DepartmentUniversidade de Brasília 
  2. 2.CNRS - GRAVIR Laboratory  

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