Design of a simulation environment for laboratory management by robot organizations

Bernard P. Zeigler, François E. Cellier, Jerzy W Rozenblit

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This paper describes the basic concepts needed for a simulation environment capable of supporting the design of robot organizations for managing chemical, or similar, laboratories on the planned U.S. Space Station. The environment should facilitate a thorough study of the problems to be encountered in assigning the responsibility of managing a nonlife-critical, but mission valuable, process to an organized group of robots. In the first phase of the work, we seek to employ the simulation environment to develop robot cognitive systems and strategies for effective multi-robot management of chemical experiments. Later phases will explore human-robot interaction and development of robot autonomy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)299-309
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Intelligent and Robotic Systems: Theory and Applications
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1988



  • laboratories for space station
  • robot cognitive system
  • robot organization
  • Simulation environment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Artificial Intelligence

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