GRASP Special Seminar: Augusto Loureiro Da Costa, Federal University Of Bahia, Brazil, "A Cognitive Embedded Model For Mobile Robots"

Presenter: Augusto Loureiro da Costa (Homepage)

Event Dates:
  Friday August 23, 2013 from 12:00pm to 1:00pm

* Alternate Location: Levine 512 (3330 Walnut Street)*

A Cognitive Embedded Model for Mobile Robots, and the experimental results embedding this cognitive model in humanoids mobile robots are presented in this talk. This cognitive model is a computational implementation for the Generic Cognitive Model for Autonomous Agents. First this cognitive agent was implemented in a distributed  multi-robot control system for the 

RoboCup Soccer simulation league. This implementation incorporates some important features from the cognitive model. The experiments with the simulated multi-robot system have shown it is a well-suited cognition model for providing robots with high-level complexity task execution. Because of that, we have chosen to embed the cognitive agent system into humanoids robots, allowing them to have the fully decision-autonomy for high-level task execution. Additionally, the features of the presented cognitive agent are completely coherent with the so-called desirable features of the Generic Cognitive Model hypotheses. A locomotion task in dynamic environment with predictable and unpredictable obstacles have been used for these experiments.

Presenter's Biography:

Currently he is Visiting Scholar at University of Pennsylvania, Department of Electrical and Systems Engineering, GRASP Laboratory, until August 2013. His permanent position is Associate Professor at the Department of Electrical Engineering, in the Federal University of Bahia, in Brazil. In 2009 received his in Electrical Engineering from Federal University of Santa Catarina (2001), in Brazil, he was Visiting PhD Student at University of Karlsruhe, Germany, under CAPES-PROBRAL cooperation project. From 2008 to 2010 he Coordinates the Special Committee on Artificial Intelligence of the Brazilian Computer Society (2008-2010 biennium). Also coordinate the Computer Engineering Undergradute course from 2008 until 2010. He was the Head of Electrical Engineering Department from 2010 to 2012. He publised as Editor the book Lecture Notes of Artificial Intelligence vol. 5249. His Research is in Robotics and Artificial Intelligence, with an emphasis on Autonomous Robots and Multi-robots Systems, acting on thefollowing topics: multi-robot systems, cooperative robotics, autonomous robots.