Building for the Future: Architectures for the Next Generation of Intelligent Robots

Nick Hawes*

*Corresponding author for this work

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In this article I explore two ideas. The first is that the idea of architectures for intelligent systems is ripe for exploitation given the current state of component technologies and available software. The second idea is that in order to encourage progress in architecture research, we must concentrate on research methodologies that prevent us from continually reinventing and reimplementing existing work. The two ideas I propose for this are building software toolkits that provide useful architectures for the way researchers currently develop systems, and focusing on architectural design patterns, rather than whole architectures.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFrom Animals to Robots and Back
Subtitle of host publicationReflections on Hard Problems in the Study of Cognition - A Collection in Honour of Aaron Sloman
EditorsJeremy L. Wyatt, Dean D. Petters, David C. Hogg
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9783319066141
ISBN (Print)9783319066134
Publication statusPublished - 11 Jul 2014

Publication series

NameCognitive Systems Monographs
ISSN (Print)18674925
ISSN (Electronic)18674933

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Computer Science
  • Control and Systems Engineering


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