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MMAR 2006: I will be there!
By Denis (on 7/20/2006 @ 23:09:51, in Robotics, linked 4357 times)
MMAR 2006 is the 12th IEEE International Conference on Methods and Models in Automation and Robotics. It will be held in Międzyzdroje, Poland, from August 28th to August 31st, 2006.
The most exciting news for me is that I will partecipate to the conference, since my paper entitled "A Modular, Hierarchical, Reconfigurable Controller for Autonomous Robots" has been accepted.
This paper is based on my master thesis (you can read it here) and it illustrates a fuzzy controller that fully satisfies the desiderata of modularity, hierarchical structure and reconfigurability. This fuzzy controller is based on meta rules that allow to build incresingly complex behaviors and to have great modularity considering behaviors like black-box units. A very interesting thing of this fuzzy controller is that it allows to reload a behavior without stopping its execution: this feature is mostly used during testing (when it is discovered that a change is needed in a behavior) and it makes behavior development much faster.
Though I will present alone the paper during the conference, I must say that I wrote the paper with Alessandro Saffiotti that also helped me a lot during my master thesis (I will never finish to thank him).
Here below you can see Rasmus, the robot we used to validate our work.

Rasmus - the robot used in our experiments.