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Research Paper #489

Title:Mapbuilding Using Self-Organising Networks in "Really Useful Robots"
Authors:Nehmzow,U; Smithers,T
Date:Sep 1990
Presented:Accepted for presentation at the International Conference on the Simulation of Adaptive Behaviour: From Animals to Animats, Paris, September, 1990, Proc. to be
Abstract:The Really Useful Robots (RUR) project is seeking to understand how robots can be built that develop and maintain the task achieving competences they require for flexible and robust behaviour in variable and unforeseen situations, as opposed to these being installed by their designers. in this paper we present an experimental autonomous robot with a map building competence which uses a self-organising network. Map building forms a necessary step on the way to development of a navigational competence. some encouraging initial test results are also presented.

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