Control of the Physical World by Intelligent Agents:
Papers from the AAAI Fall Symposium
Benjamin Kuipers and Lyle Ungar, Cochairs
An intelligent agent, interacting with the physical world, must cope with a wide range of demands. Different scientific and engineering disciplines, with different abstractions of the world, have found different "pieces of the puzzle" for the problem of how the agent can successfully control its world. The goal of this symposium was to attempt to understand the puzzle as a whole, by bringing together researchers with experience assembling two or more pieces. The emphasis was on successful projects in this area that exploited results or methods from several disciplines.