ECE Professors Hyoseung Kim (PI), Amit Roy-Chowdhury, Jay Farrell, and Konstantinos Karydis have received a $1.2 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to develop Attention-Driven Software Architecture for Integrated Perception and Planning in Autonomous Agents.
While significant progress has been made in developing autonomous systems, effectively processing and making sense of vast amounts of sensor data in real time remains a challenge, especially for small robotic agents with limited computing capabilities. To address this problem, this project will create an attention-driven software architecture that can identify and prioritize critical information from sensors, enabling timely decision-making while considering resource constraints and uncertainties in the environment. This architecture will holistically optimize computation scheduling, perception, and planning by adapting to the context and anticipate future actions.
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