The lagr project - integrating learning into the 4D/RCS control hierarchy.
Conference: ICINCO 2006, Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics, Robotics and Automation, Setúbal, Portugal, August 1-5, 2006
The National Institute of Standards and Technology's (NIST) Intelligent Systems Division (ISD) is a par- ticipant in the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA) LAGR (Learning Applied to Ground Robots) Project. The NIST team's objective for the LAGR Project is to insert learning algorithms into the modules that make up the 4D/RCS (Four Dimensional/Real-Time Control System), the standard reference model architecture to which ISD has applied to many intelligent systems. This paper describes the 4D/RCS structure, its application to the LAGR project, and the learning and mobility control methods used by the NIST team's vehicle.