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Title: Control and command systems concepts from early work on a mars rover
Authors: De Blasio, Gabriel 
Moreno-Díaz, Arminda
Moreno-Díaz, Roberto 
UNESCO Clasification: 1203 Ciencia de los ordenadores
Issue Date: 2013
Journal: Lecture Notes in Computer Science 
Conference: 14th International Conference on Computer Aided Systems Theory (EUROCAST) 
14th International Conference on Computer Aided Systems Theory, EUROCAST 2013 
Abstract: We recover and develop some robotic systems concepts (on the light of present systems tools) that were originated for an intended Mars Rover in the sixties of the last century at the Instrumentation Laboratory of MIT, where one of the authors was involved. The basic concepts came from the specifications for a type of generalized robot inspired in the structure of the vertebrate nervous systems, where the decision system was based in the structure and function of the Reticular Formation (RF). The vertebrate RF is supposed to commit the whole organism to one among various modes of behavior, so taking the decisions about the present overall task. That is, it is a kind of control and command system. In this concepts updating, the basic idea is that the RF comprises a set of computing units such that each computing module receives information only from a reduced part of the overall, little processed sensory inputs. Each computing unit is capable of both general diagnostics about overall input situations and of specialized diagnostics according to the values of a concrete subset of the input lines. Slave systems to this command and control computer, there are the sensors, the representations of external environment, structures for modeling and planning and finally, the effectors acting in the external world.
ISBN: 978-3-642-53855-1
ISSN: 0302-9743
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-53856-8-16
Source: Moreno-Díaz R., Pichler F., Quesada-Arencibia A. (eds) Computer Aided Systems Theory - EUROCAST 2013. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 8111, p. 126-133. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg,
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