TitleToward Goal Reasoning for Autonomous Underwater Vehicles: Responding to Unexpected Agents
Publication TypeConference Proceedings
Year of Conference2016
AuthorsWilson, MA, McMahon, J, Wolek, A, Aha, DW, Houston, BH
Conference Name25th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI) Workshop on Goal Reasoning
Conference LocationNew York, NY

We describe preliminary work toward applying a goal reasoning agent for controlling an underwater vehicle in a partially observable, dynamic environment. In preparation for upcoming at-sea tests, our investigation focuses on a notional scenario wherein a autonomous underwater vehicle pursuing a survey goal unexpectedly detects the presence of a potentially hostile surface vessel. Simulations suggest that Goal Driven Autonomy can successfully reason about this scenario using only the limited computational resources typically available on underwater robotic platforms.

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