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Behaviour Based Systems

Categories: Computer Architecture , Robotics

Author(s): Martin Westhead

Behaviour Based Systems are characterised by the way in which they decompose a problem. They have been used mostly for the control of robotics but are being increasingly applied to other fields. In the field of robotics a behaviour based system is one which decomposes the problem of control in terms of the overall behaviour of the system. The idea is that instead of having a large monolithic control structure (Model-based Systems) control is split into a number of small parallel behaviours each of which accomplishes some small component of the overall task. Each behaviour on its own is not usually considered to be intelligent but rather the intelligence is considered to be an emergent property of the system as a whole.



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