Multiple agent hybrid control architecture

  • Anil Nerode
  • Wolf Kohn
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Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 736)


In this section we present a few conclusions pertaining to the suitability of our proposed architecture for implementing, designing and analyzing PSC.

The two-agent architecture has been shown to be sound and complete. Further research is needed to prove and test a network with more than two agents.

The architecture is easily extensible. Additional rules can be easily added to reflected changes in goals or constraints. This feature allows easy and flexible customization of the agent behavior and goals.

Robustness was demonstrated by showing that small variations in goals produced small variations in behavior. The architecture also responded appropriately to introduced errors, such as process shutdown and interrupted material flow, making adaptations to the goals and constraints to reflect these changes.

The simulation also demonstrated the architecture's ability to incorporate externally coded algorithms, a scheduler in this case.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Anil Nerode
    • 1
  • Wolf Kohn
    • 2
  1. 1.Mathematical Sciences InstituteCornell UniversityIthaca
  2. 2.Intermetrics CorporationBellevue

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