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Robotic intelligence kernel

United States Patent

November 17, 2009
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Robotics – Intelligence Kernel
A robot platform includes perceptors, locomotors, and a system controller. The system controller executes a robot intelligence kernel (RIK) that includes a multi-level architecture and a dynamic autonomy structure. The multi-level architecture includes a robot behavior level for defining robot behaviors, that incorporate robot attributes and a cognitive level for defining conduct modules that blend an adaptive interaction between predefined decision functions and the robot behaviors. The dynamic autonomy structure is configured for modifying a transaction capacity between an operator intervention and a robot initiative and may include multiple levels with at least a teleoperation mode configured to maximize the operator intervention and minimize the robot initiative and an autonomous mode configured to minimize the operator intervention and maximize the robot initiative. Within the RIK at least the cognitive level includes the dynamic autonomy structure.
Bruemmer; David J. (Idaho Falls, ID)
Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC (Idaho Falls, ID)
11/ 428,650
July 5, 2006
CONTRACTUAL ORIGIN OF THE INVENTION The United States Government has rights in the following invention pursuant to Contract No. DE-AC07-05-ID14517 between the U.S. Department of Energy and Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC.