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The ICARO Goal Driven Agent Pattern

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ICARO is an open source platform for the implementation of multi-agent systems (MAS), which provides architectural patterns for several types of agent models, following well established software engineering principles. This paper describes a pattern of cognitive agent, whose main characteristic is to be goal-driven, and its logic described as a rule based system. This has been used in different real projects and as a tool in a master course on the development of intelligent agent applications. Some of these are used to illustrate its use and explain some of the conclusions derived from these experiences, mostly from a software engineer point of view.


  • Multi-agent systems (MAS)
  • Cognitive agent
  • Goal-driven agent
  • Agent pattern
  • Production systems

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This work has been partially supported by the project “Collaborative development of AAL solutions (ColoSAAL)”, with grant TIN2014-57028-R by the Spanish Ministry for Economy and Competitiveness.

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Garijo, F., Pavón, J. (2016). The ICARO Goal Driven Agent Pattern. In: Montes y Gómez, M., Escalante, H., Segura, A., Murillo, J. (eds) Advances in Artificial Intelligence - IBERAMIA 2016. IBERAMIA 2016. Lecture Notes in Computer Science(), vol 10022. Springer, Cham.

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