An Approach for Autonomy: A Collaborative Communication Framework for Multi-agent Systems

  • Warren R. DufreneJr.
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3825)


Research done during the last three years has studied the emersion properties of Complex Adaptive Systems (CAS). The deployment of Artificial Intelligence (AI) techniques applied to remote Unmanned Aerial Vehicles has led the author to investigate applications of CAS within the field of Autonomous Multi-Agent Systems. The core objective of current research efforts is focused on the simplicity of Intelligent Agents (IA) and the modeling of these agents within complex systems. This research effort looks at the communication, interaction, and adaptability of multi-agents as applied to complex systems control. The embodiment concept applied to robotics has application possibilities within multi-agent frameworks. A new framework for agent awareness within a virtual 3D world concept is possible where the vehicle is composed of collaborative agents. This approach is considered for application to the complex tetrahedron structure system from NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) developed under the Autonomous Nano Technology Swarm (ANTS) program.


Cellular Automaton Cellular Automaton Complex Adaptive System Unman Aerial Vehicle NASA Goddard Space 


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  • Warren R. DufreneJr.
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  1. 1.PhD CandidateNova Southeastern UniversityFt. Lauderdale

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