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Author:
Coradeschi, Silvia (Linköping University, Department of Computer and Information Science) (Linköping University, The Institute of Technology)
Title:
Anchoring symbols to sensory data
Department:
Linköping University, Department of Computer and Information Science
Linköping University, The Institute of Technology
Publication type:
Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
Language:
English
Place of publ.: Linköping Publisher: Linköpings universitet
Pages:
136
Series:
Linköping Studies in Science and Technology. Dissertations, ISSN 0345-7524; 611
Year of publ.:
1999
URI:
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-35730
Permanent link:
http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-35730
ISBN:
91-7219-623-8
Local ID:
28333
Subject category:
Computer Science
SVEP category:
Computer science
Abstract(en) :

Intelligent agents embedded in physical environments need the ability to connect, or anchor, the symbols used to perform abstract reasoning to the physical entities which these symbols refer to. Anchoring must deal with indexical and objective references, definite and indefinite identifiers, and a temporary impossibility to perceive physical entities. Furthermore it needs to rely on sensor data which is inherently affected by uncertainty, and to deal with ambiguities. In this thesis, we outline the concept of anchoring and its functionalities. Moreover we define the general structure for an anchoring module and we present an implementation of the anchoring functionalities in two different domains: an autonomous airborne vehicle for traffic surveillance and a mobile ground vehicle performing navigation.

Public defence:
1999-12-15, Estraden, Hus E, Linköpings universitet, Linköping, 13:15 (Swedish)
Degree:
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Available from:
2009-10-10
Created:
2009-10-10
Last updated:
2013-02-21
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