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Reasoning with BDI robots: from simulation to physical environment – implementations and limitations

Davis, Darryl N.; Ramulu, Shylaja Kanaganapalli


Darryl N. Davis

Shylaja Kanaganapalli Ramulu


In this paper an overview of the state of research into cognitive robots is given. This is driven by insights arising from research that has moved from simulation to physical robots over the course of a number of sub-projects. A number of major issues arising from seminal research in the area are explored. In particular in the context of advances in the field of robotics and a slowly developing model of cognition and behaviour that is being mapped onto robot colonies. The work presented is ongoing but major themes such as the veracity of data and information, and their effect on robot control architectures are explored. A small number of case studies are presented where the theoretical framework has been used to implement control of physical robots. The limitations of the current research and the wider field of behavioral and cognitive robots are explored.


Davis, D. N., & Ramulu, S. K. (2017). Reasoning with BDI robots: from simulation to physical environment – implementations and limitations. Paladyn journal of behavioural robotics, 8(1), 39-57.

Acceptance Date Sep 12, 2017
Online Publication Date Oct 31, 2017
Publication Date Oct 26, 2017
Deposit Date Dec 11, 2017
Publicly Available Date Dec 12, 2017
Journal Paladyn, Journal of Behavioral Robotics
Print ISSN 2081-4836
Electronic ISSN 2081-4836
Publisher Springer Verlag
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 8
Issue 1
Pages 39-57
Keywords Cognition; BDI; Affect; Veracity; Swarm robots
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