Symbol Anchoring in a Grounded Layered Architecture with Integrated Reasoning

Stuart C. Shapiro
The State University of New York, Buffalo.


Abstract

The GLAIR grounded layered architecture with integrated reasoning for cognitive robots and intelligent autonomous agents has been used in a series of projects in which Cassie, the SNePS cognitive agent, has been incorporated into hardware or software-simulated cognitive robots. In this talk, I will present an informal, but coherent, overview of the GLAIR approach to anchoring the abstract symbolic terms that denote an agent's mental entities in the lower-level structures used by the embodied agent to operate in the real (or simulated) world. I will discuss anchoring in the domains of: perceivable entities and properties, actions, time, and language. This talk is based on Stuart C. Shapiro and Haythem O. Ismail, Anchoring in a Grounded Layered Architecture with Integrated Reasoning, Robotics and Autonomous Systems 43, 2--3 (May 2003), 97--108.