Addressing real-time constraints in the design of autonomous agents
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- Howe, A.E., Hart, D.M. & Cohen, P.R. Real-Time Syst (1990) 2: 81. doi:10.1007/BF01840467
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.