Thursday, August 04, 2005

Autonomous Robots

I work with agent technologies so the word "autonomous" immediately sprang out to me when I was glancing over the programme to see what I should be going to next, so in the end I decided to go to the Open Source Paths for Autonomous Robots session given by Joe Bosworth and Joe Monti from Smart Robots, Inc.


Autonomous Robots (Windows Media)

It looks like they're looking to gather a group of open source developers around their platform to work on autonomous systems and to make a serious push towards a standardised open source solution for self-learning systems. Interesting...

Update: The guys got a grilling over their choice of Java for their systems, okay, I might have had something to do with that. On the other hand it does look like they have a document literal XML interface at least at a higher level for interchange of information between the robots themselves. Again, interesting. Still, it's a pity about the Java...