Real-Time Systems

, Volume 2, Issue 1, pp 81–97

Addressing real-time constraints in the design of autonomous agents

  • Adele E. Howe
  • David M. Hart
  • Paul R. Cohen
Article

DOI: 10.1007/BF01840467

Cite this article as:
Howe, A.E., Hart, D.M. & Cohen, P.R. Real-Time Syst (1990) 2: 81. doi:10.1007/BF01840467

Abstract

The Phoenix project is an experiment in the design of autonomous agents for a complex environment. The project consists of a simulator of the environment, a basic agent architecture, and specific implementation of agents based on real-time techniques; the first two parts have been constructed, the third is on-going. The facets of Phoenix that facilitate real-time research are: a simulator parameterized for varying environmental conditions and instrumented to record behaviors, an agent architecture designed to support adaptable planning and scheduling, and methods for reasoning about real-time constraints.

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • Adele E. Howe
    • 1
  • David M. Hart
    • 1
  • Paul R. Cohen
    • 1
  1. 1.Experimental Knowledge Systems Laboratory, Department of Computer and Information ScienceUniversity of MassachusettsAmherstUSA