What is SS-RICS?
The Symbolic and Subsymbolic Robotic Intelligence Control System (SS-RICS) was inspired
by ACT-R and other computational cognitive architectures that are attempting to
merge connectionist and symbolic AI approaches. By applying cognitive psychological
principles to robotics, we believe it is possible to produce a system that is capable
of autonomous operation and high level interaction with human operators. This system
merges high level symbolic representations of objects and activities into a production
system processor driven by high-level goals and low-level parallel processing of
input sensory devices. This merge of low-level sub-symbolic processing and symbolic
goal-driven processing will allow us to meet the demanding real time autonomous
processing needed to interact with the dynamic world we live in.