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UBC CS TR-92-29 Summary

A Proposed Framework for Characterization of Robotic Systems, November 1992 Jane Mulligan, 14 pages

The plethora of approaches to planning and action in robotic systems calls for a unified framework onto which we can map various systems and compare their structure and performance. We propose such a thinking framework which allows us to examine these systems in a uniform way and discuss their adequacy for robotic problems. The inclusion of an environment specification in problem specifications is proposed as a means of clarifying a robot's abilities and creating a notion of context. Robotic systems are described as a set of {\em $<$information-source; computation$>$} strategies combined with a set of actuators.

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