Robotic Decision-Making

Prof. Dr. Frank Kirchner

Deutsches Forchungszentrum für künstliche Intelligenz, Robotics Innovation Center



Robotic Systems are becoming mature enough to be deployed in real world environments and on real world tasks. This requires not just robustness on the electro-mechanical level but with ever increasing urgency decision making capabilities on the algorithmic side… This talk will present the foundations of the robotics problem as formulated by Alan Turing in the 40’ies of the 20th century as well as present examples of robotic systems on and in real world tasks and finally describe the mathematical tools we use in these machines to take decisions and argue that the algorithmic part of the robot can not be seen isolated from the physical instantiation of the robot and the environment.