ARGO: An Extended Jason Architecture that Facilitates Embedded Robotic Agents Programming

  • Carlos Eduardo PantojaEmail author
  • Márcio Fernando StabileJr.
  • Nilson Mori Lazarin
  • Jaime Simão Sichman
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10093)


This paper presents ARGO, a customized Jason architecture for programming embedded robotic agents using the Javino middleware and perception filters. Jason is a well known agent-oriented programming language that relies on the Belief-Desire-Intention model and implements an AgentSpeak interpreter in Java. Javino is a middleware that enables automated design of embedded agents using Jason and it is aimed to be used in the robotics domain. However, when the number of perceptions increases, it may occur a bottleneck in the agent’s reasoning cycle since an event is generated for each single perception processed. A possible solution to this problem is to apply perception filters, that reduce the processing cost. Consequently, it is expected that the agent may deliberate within a specific time limit. In order to evaluate ARGO’s performance, we present some experiments using a ground vehicle platform in a real-time collision scenario. We show that in certain cases the use of perception filters is able to prevent collisions effectively.


Belief Base Serial Port Serial Communication Robot Platform Robotic Agent 
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Márcio F. Stabile Jr. is financed by CNPq. Carlos Pantoja is financed by CAPES. Jaime Simão Sichman is partially financed by CNPq, proc.303950/2013-7.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Carlos Eduardo Pantoja
    • 1
    • 4
    Email author
  • Márcio Fernando StabileJr.
    • 2
  • Nilson Mori Lazarin
    • 1
  • Jaime Simão Sichman
    • 3
  1. 1.Centro Federal de Educação Tecnológica (CEFET/RJ)Rio de JaneiroBrazil
  2. 2.Instituto de Matemática e EstatísticaUniversidade de São PauloSão PauloBrazil
  3. 3.Escola PolitécnicaUniversidade de São PauloSão PauloBrazil
  4. 4.Universidade Federal FluminenseNiteróiBrazil

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