An Agent-OS for Autonomous Cooperative Systems

  • Francisco Maturana
  • Raymond Staron
  • Pavel Tichy
  • Pavel Vrba
  • Charles Rischar
  • Vladimir Mařik
  • Kenwood Hall
Conference paper
Part of the IFIP International Federation for Information Processing book series (IFIPAICT, volume 220)

Abstract

We are interested in providing an agent infrastructure for truly distributed control. Requirements include multiple language implementations so that this agent host environment can exist in real-time controllers. Our first infrastructure, the Autonomous Cooperative System (ACS) was built as a low, priority control task within the operating system of the automation controllers. The environment added the, functionality to host a set of agents This ACS kernel evolved for a long time almost independently of the controller operating system. New releases of the controllers will cause complications in the integration of the software and adoption of new functionality. We need to evolve ACS to be seamless integrated with the controllers. These changes will affect the infrastructure. In this document, we discuss the implications and results of the transformation.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Francisco Maturana
    • 1
  • Raymond Staron
    • 1
  • Pavel Tichy
    • 2
  • Pavel Vrba
    • 2
  • Charles Rischar
    • 1
  • Vladimir Mařik
    • 2
  • Kenwood Hall
    • 1
  1. 1.Rockwell AutomationUSA
  2. 2.Rockwell AutomationPrague 5Czech Republic

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