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Tropism-Based Cognition for the Interpretation of Context-Dependent Gestures

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posted on 1997-01-01, 00:00 authored by Richard M. Voyles, Arvin Agah, Pradeep Khosla, George A. Bekey

The Tropism System Cognitive Architecture provides an intuitive formalism for colonies of agents, either hardware or software. We present a fine-grained implementation of the architecture on a colony of software agents for the interpretation of human tactile gestures for robotic trajectory specification and modification. The fine-grained nature of the architecture and the use of the port-based object framework for agent instantiation allows the manual construction of a capable agent set that is reconfigurable and reusable across different gesture-based interaction tasks.




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