Instantiating Real-World Agents: Papers from the AAAI Fall Symposium
Pete Bonasso and David Miller, Cochairs
Rather than being centered on a research area, or a general unsolved problem area (e.g., intelligent agents), this symposium will concentrate on one specific real-world problem in the hopes that progress can be made on at least this problem, and that a solution to this specific problem will provide clues to solutions to the more general problems. This symposium will concentrate on AI as applied to a physically instantiated robot for vacuuming household floors. The target problem is to autonomously vacuum your living room, while doing the right thing with furniture, pets, trash, etc. In particular, research on navigation, planning, spatial representation, multi-agent control, behavior control, obstacle avoidance, perception, exploration, NLP interfaces, etc., will be of interest as long as they are related to household vacuuming. Theoretical work, simulations, and implemented systems will all be of interest. However, work presented at this symposium was set in the target domain.