Robotic Paradigms

A robotic paradigm is the relationship between the three primitives of robotics: Sense, Plan, and Act.

It can also be described via the processing and distributing methods of sensory data through its system, and where decisions are made.

Three robotic paradigms (methods) are usually distinguished:

  1. Hierarchical Paradigm
    The humanoid robot senses the world, plans the next action, acts; plans the next move.
    Hierarchical Paradigm

    Hierarchical Paradigm

  2. Reactive Paradigm
    Sense-act type of organization via multiple instances of Sense-Act behaviors.
    Reactive Paradigm

    Reactive Paradigm

  3. Hybrid Deliberate/Reactive Paradigm
    The humanoid robot first plans how to best divide a task into subtasks, then what suitable behaviours to accomplish each subtask would be, and finally starts executing behaviors. The Reactive Paradigm is therefore a mixture (hybrid) of Hierarchical and Reactive methods.
    Reactive Paradigm

    Reactive Paradigm

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One Response to Robotic Paradigms

  1. Rafael64 says:

    What about BDI or InteRRaP agent models?