Meiji University, Faculty of Science and Engineering
An effective memory structure for an intelligent robot and a flexible route-finding algorithm based on the memory structure are discussed.
(1) The stratified memory structure composed of several strata, one overlapping slightly with another, has good flexibility.
(2) An English-like language restricted in a reasonable manner is adopted as the input language, which can be translated into the inner form suitable for a robot.
(3) The route-finding algorithm that makes use of the memory structure mentioned above can make fairly effective search of the route in the case that a robot has ambiguous information on environments.
These memory structures, the interpretation procedure and the route-finding algorithm are skillfully combined in a robot system, and the inferential ability to take off
ambiguities in input and stored information is brought forth.