BGen software was designed for auto-generation of code based on a graphical representation of a behavior network used for controlling automatic vehicles. A common format used for describing a behavior network, such as that used in the JPL-developed behavior-based control system, CARACaS [“Control Architecture for Robotic Agent Command and Sensing” (NPO-43635), NASA Tech Briefs, Vol. 32, No. 10 (October 2008), page 40] includes a graph with sensory inputs flowing through the behaviors in order to generate the signals for the actuators that drive and steer the vehicle.
This work was done by Leonard J. Reder, Terrance L. Huntsberger, and Harry Balian of Caltech for NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. For more information, download the Technical Support Package (free white paper) at www.techbriefs.com/tsp under the Software category.
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BGen: A UML Behavior Network Generator Tool (reference NPO-46787) is currently available for download from the TSP library.
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