Hierarchical, concurrent state machines for behavior modeling and scenario control

O. Ahmad, J. Cremer, J. Kearney, P. Willemsen, S. Hansen

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Abstract

This paper presents a framework for behavior modeling and scenario control based on hierarchical, concurrent state machines (HCSM). We present the structure and informal operational semantics of hierarchical, concurrent state machines. We describe the use of HCSM for scenario control in the Iowa Driving Simulator (IDS), a virtual environment for real-time driving simulation. The paper concludes with an outline of a forthcoming HCSM-based scenario authoring system that will permit non-specialists to graphically program behaviors and design experiments for IDS.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 5th Annual Conference on AI, Simulation, and Planning in High Autonomy Systems
Subtitle of host publicationDistributed Interactive Simulation Environments, AIHAS 1994
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages36-42
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)0818664401, 9780818664403
DOIs
StatePublished - 1994
Externally publishedYes
Event5th Annual Conference on AI, Simulation, and Planning in High Autonomy Systems: Distributed Interactive Simulation Environments, AIHAS 1994 - Gainesville, United States
Duration: Dec 7 1994Dec 9 1994

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 5th Annual Conference on AI, Simulation, and Planning in High Autonomy Systems: Distributed Interactive Simulation Environments, AIHAS 1994

Conference

Conference5th Annual Conference on AI, Simulation, and Planning in High Autonomy Systems: Distributed Interactive Simulation Environments, AIHAS 1994
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityGainesville
Period12/7/9412/9/94

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This research was supported in partr by NHTSA Co-operative Agreement No. DTNH22-93-Y U-07237 and by NSF grant CDA-9121985. Michael Booth designed and implemented the first generation of scenario con- t,rol system for the IDS. Michael Klingbeil assisted in t.he development of HCSM , evaluating numerous variants of the basic framework.

Publisher Copyright:
© 1994 IEEE.

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