• James S. Albus
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (volume 11)


Rather than attempt a comprehensive review of the state of the art in robotics, a monumental task in this rapidly moving field that encompasses so many diverse technical diciplines, I want instead to set forth a few central research topics which I believe will dominate the research community and largely occupy the attention of researchers for the rest of this century. In the course of my remarks I will cite a number of examples to illustrate the types of problems that have been, and will be, encountered in each of these research areas. But I make no claim that these examples provide a comprehensive overview of the field, or are even necessarily representative of the bulk of work currently on-going in the world today.


Machine Tool World Model Computing Module Task Decomposition Control Hierarchy 
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  • James S. Albus
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  1. 1.National Bureau of StandardsUSA

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