Publication

Robotic Systems (RS)
2010

ACHIEVING SEMI-AUTONOMOUS ROBOTIC BEHAVIORS USING THE SOAR COGNITIVE ARCHITECTURE

by Robert Marinier; Robert Bechtel; Andrew Dallas

Abstract

The Soar Cognitive Architecture is a reasoning system that enables knowledge-rich, mission focused reasoning including integration of bottom-up, sensor-driven reasoning and top-down, context-driven reasoning, and more intelligent use of existing sensors. This reasoning is a combination of deliberate (e.g., planning) and reactive (e.g., hard-coded) behaviors. We are applying Soar on a current effort to (1) increase autonomy and (2) achieve equivalent or superior performance while controlling weight, energy, and costs.