Tekkotsu: A Framework for AIBO Cognitive Robotics

David S. Touretzky, Ethan J. Tira-Thompson

Tekkotsu (the name means "framework" in Japanese; see www.Tekkotsu.org) is an application development framework for the Sony AIBO robot dog. Over the last two years we have been developing a new layer of Tekkotsu to support an approach to robot programming that we call "cognitive robotics". The idea is to provide a set of higher level primitives for perception and action, inspired by ideas from cognitive science, so that programmers can construct intelligent behaviors at a much more abstract level. Three components of our approach are described here: visual routines, dual-coding representations, and perceivable affordances.

Content Area: 17.Robotics

Subjects: 17. Robotics; 4. Cognitive Modeling

Submitted: May 11, 2005

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