December 20, 2004

Subsumption Architecture

Robot Subsumption DLC.pdf (application/pdf Object)

Brief article explaining Subsumption Architecture on a small-scale, robotic application. This architecture was originally designed by Rodney Brooks (MIT Robotics / iRobot fame) and used in many of groundbreaking studies.

What is it? Basically, it's a method of programming that uses a series of finite state machines (FSMs) to exhibit higher level behavior from very simple behaviors. The more important behaviors subsume the lower ones.

Posted by answerguru at December 20, 2004 08:41 AM
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