Unit 10: Unexpected Outcomes and Emergent Behaviour

This unit discusses the concept of emergent behavior in the field of robotics. Emergent behavior is the phenomena when the whole is greater than the parts. It is a characteristic of complex systems where many individual components with simple behaviours combine to create behaviour that is new and complex as a result of the interactions …

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Unit 8: Robotic Control 4 – Hybrid and Behaviour-Based Control

In the last unit we looked at two opposing methods for controlling robots, in the deliberative and reaction approaches. In this section we will look into hybrid control systems and behavioral based control. Reading – Chapter 15: Think and Act Separately, In Parallel Hybrid systems attempt to merge the reactive systems with a deliberative system …

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Unit 7: Robotic Control 3 – Deliberative and Reactive Control

To plan, or to respond? How should we build robots? Should they be programmed to look ahead and to strategize, or should they be reflexive and respond to their environment? This unit begins to look at the ramification of either strategy. Reading – Chapter 13: Think Hard, Act Later Planning behaviours are also known as …

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