The Design of Intelligent Agents: A Layered Approach

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Springer Science & Business Media, 27.11.1996 - 227 Seiten
This monograph presents a comprehensive state-of-the-art survey on approaches to the design of intelligent agents. On the theoretical side, the author identifies a set of general requirements for autonomous interacting agents and provides an essential step towards understanding the principles of intelligent agents. On the practical side, the novel agent architecture InteRRaP is introduced: the detailed description and evaluation of this architecture is an ideal guideline and case study for software engineers or researchers faced with the task of building an agent system.
The book uniquely bridges the gap between theory and practice; it addresses active and novice researchers as well as practitioners interested in applicable agent technology.
 

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Inhalt

1 Motivation
1
2 Background
7
22 Parent Disciplines
9
222 Cognitive psychology
13
223 Classical AI planning systems
16
23 Deliberative Agents
17
IRMA
18
a formal BDI model
19
353 The control cycle
86
354 Interfaces
94
36 The Cooperative Planning Layer
96
362 Negotiation
97
363 Joint plans
107
364 The control cycle
117
365 Interfaces
122
A Case Study
125

an interpreter for a BDI agent
21
agentoriented programming
24
24 Reactive Agents
25
subsumption architectures
26
Pengi
27
ECO models
28
245 Arkin the AuRA architecture
29
dynamic action selection
30
25 Interacting Agents
31
MAGSY
33
GRATE
34
COSY
35
26 Hybrid Architectures
36
reactive action packages
37
planning and reaction
40
Touring Machines
41
27 Bottom Line
42
3 The Agent Architecture INTERRAP
45
32 A Conceptual Agent Model
46
322 Mental categories
47
323 Functional characterization of an agent
49
33 The Control Architecture
52
332 The world interface
54
333 The agent knowledge base
56
334 Operation of a control layer
59
335 The flow of control
62
34 The BehaviorBased Layer
66
342 Patterns of behavior
67
343 The control cycle
74
344 Interfaces
78
35 The Local Planning Layer
80
351 Overview
81
352 Goals plans schedules and plan libraries
82
42 The Design of Forklift Agents
128
422 The world interface
132
423 Reaction and deliberation
136
424 Coherence
143
43 Agent Interaction in the Loading Dock
148
432 Blocking conflicts
149
433 Conflict recognition
151
434 Behaviorbased conflict resolution
156
435 Cooperative conflict resolution
161
44 The FORKS Simulation System
167
45 Bottom Line
171
5 Evaluation
173
52 A Model for BehaviourBased DecisionMaking
174
522 A probabilistic model for agent interaction
175
53 BehaviourBased Interaction in FORKS
179
531 The model
180
532 Analysis of system behavior
182
Empirical Results
185
542 Description of the experiments
186
55 Discussion
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56 Bottom Line
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6 Conclusions and Outlook
191
62 Future Work
192
622 Communication and negotiation
194
623 Planning
195
624 Evaluation and verification
196
625 Other applications
197
A Proofs of the Theorems
199
B Empirical Results
207
References
209
Index
221
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