From theory to practice -- The UTEP robot in the AAAI 96 and AAAI 97 robot contests

C. Baral, L. Floriano, A. Hardesty, D. Morales, M. Nogueira, and T.C. Son


In this paper we describe the control aspects of Diablo, the UTEP mobile robot participant in two AAAI robot competitions. In the first competition, event one of the AAAI 96 robot contest, Diablo consistently scored 285 out of a total of 295 points. In the second competition, our robot won the first place in the event ``Tidy Up'' of the home vacuum contest. The main goal in this paper will be to show how the agent theories - based on action theories -- developed at UTEP and by Saffioti et al. was used in the building of Diablo.