Today I read a paper titled “Teleo-Reactive Programs for Agent Control”
The abstract is:
A formalism is presented for computing and organizing actions for autonomous agents in dynamic environments.
We introduce the notion of teleo-reactive (T-R) programs whose execution entails the construction of circuitry for the continuous computation of the parameters and conditions on which agent action is based.
In addition to continuous feedback, T-R programs support parameter binding and recursion.
A primary difference between T-R programs and many other circuit-based systems is that the circuitry of T-R programs is more compact; it is constructed at run time and thus does not have to anticipate all the contingencies that might arise over all possible runs.
In addition, T-R programs are intuitive and easy to write and are written in a form that is compatible with automatic planning and learning methods.
We briefly describe some experimental applications of T-R programs in the control of simulated and actual mobile robots..