A role for immunology in 'next generation' robots.

Hart, Emma, Ross, Peter, Webb, Andrew and Lawson, Alistair (2003) A role for immunology in 'next generation' robots. In: Second International Conference, ICARIS 2003, Edinburgh, UK, September 1-3, 2003, Proceedings: volume 2787 of Lecture Notes on Computer Science: Artificial Immune Systems, Editors: Timmis, J., Bentley, P. and Hart, E., Springer, ISBN: 978-3-540-40766-9, 1st-3rd September 2003, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK.

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Much of current robot research is about learning tasks in which the task to be achieved is pre-specified, a suitable technology for the task is chosen and the learning process is experimentally investigated. A more interesting research question is how can a robot be provided with an architecture that would enable it to developmentally 'grow-up' and accomplish tasks by building on basic built-in capabilities. Previous work by the auhtors defined the requirements of a robot architecture that would enable this to happen. In this paper, we describe how some components of such an architecture can be achieved using an immune network model and we present preliminary results that show the plausibility of the suggested approach.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Print ISSN: 0302-9743
ISBN: 978-3-540-40766-9
Additional Information: In: Timmis, Jon; Bentley, Peter; Hart, Emma (Eds.). Artificial Immune Systems: Proceedings [of the] Second International Conference, ICARIS 2003, Edinburgh, UK, September 1-3, 2003. Lecture Notes in Computer Science , Vol. 2787. Berlin: Springer Verlag, 2003. XI, 297 p. With online files/update.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Computer programming; Artificial intelligence; Immune network model; Computer architecture; Learning process;
University Divisions/Research Centres: Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Creative Industries > School of Computing
Dewey Decimal Subjects: 000 Computer science, information & general works > 000 Computer science, knowledge & systems > 006 Special Computer Methods
500 Science > 570 Life sciences; biology > 570 Life sciences; biology
Library of Congress Subjects: Q Science > QR Microbiology > QR180 Immunology
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
Item ID: 1758
Depositing User: RAE Import
Date Deposited: 09 Jun 2008 09:37
Last Modified: 10 Feb 2016 16:42

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