Instinct: A Biologically Inspired Reactive Planner for Intelligent Embedded Systems

Robert H. Wortham, Swen E. Gaudl, Joanna J Bryson

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The Instinct Planner is a new biologically inspired reactive planner, based on an established behaviour based robotics methodology and its reactive planner component—the POSH planner implementation. It includes several significant enhancements that facilitate plan design and runtime debugging. It has been specifically designed for low power processors and has a tiny memory footprint. Written in C++, it runs eciently on both Arduino(Atmel AVR) and Microsoft VC++ environments and has been deployed within a low cost maker robot to study AI Transparency. Plans may be authored using a variety of tools including a new visual design language, currently implemented using the Dia drawing package.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)207-215
Number of pages9
JournalCognitive Systems Research
Early online date2 Nov 2018
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2019


  • Reactive Planning, Instinct, Arduino, POSH, BOD, Bio-Inspired


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