Increasing intelligence in new products has necessitated a closer look at the application of design theory and methodology in the specific context of intelligent systems. In this paper, after reviewing the several prevalent notions of intelligent systems, some of the parameters and the measure of intelligence are discussed. The earlier work on evaluation of information content of automation systems is extended in the context of intelligent systems. The paper discusses a generic definition of intelligence more suitable for measurement in the realm of axiomatic design theory. It investigates the different issues pertaining to computation of information and its interpretation as a measure of intelligence considering an example of the basic maneuvers of an autonomous robot. The paper discusses the observations and elucidates the usefulness of information as a metric for measurement of intelligence.

This content is only available via PDF.
You do not currently have access to this content.