University of Konstanz
Graduiertenkolleg / PhD Program
Computer and Information Science

Colloquium of the Department and the PhD Program

title

From thinking to acting: Anticipation and reaction

speaker

Prof. Dr. Bernhard Nebel, University Freiburg
Freiburg, Germany

date & place

Wednesday, 28.06.2006, 16:15 h
Room C252

abstract

While in the early history of AI reasoning processes were thought to be the most important ingredient of intelligence, nowadays the notion of determining the right action has become the predominant notion. Of course, reasoning and deliberation is still important since it guides action selection processes. Nevertheless, a new trade-off between deliberation and anticipation on one hand and uncertainty and reactivity on the other hand has to be found. I will demonstrate this development using examples from the robotic systems developed in our group, which are able to play robotic soccer against other robots, which play foosball against humans, and which act in rescue scenarios in order to locate victims.