"Computational Mechanisms for Action Selection"
How do animals choose appropriate behaviours on a moment-by-moment basis?
How can autonomous agents such as robots be hard-wired in such a way as to
allow them to always select sensible actions in dynamic and complex domains?
How can long-term needs (motivations, goals) be combined with opportunism
and threat avoidance (reactive behaviour) to allow for flexible and robust
Thesis by ftp
Thesis hardcopy by post
Defining the action
The use of
hierarchies for action selection
An evaluation of
Maes' "bottom-up mechanism for action selection"
(code for simulated environment)
other work on action
selection (Phil Goetz's page)
Toby Tyrrell : T.Tyrrell@noc.soton.ac.uk