Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: doi:10.22028/D291-25052
Title: Unifying control in a layered agent architecture
Author(s): Fischer, Klaus
Müller, Jörg P.
Pischel, Markus
Language: English
Year of Publication: 1994
OPUS Source: Kaiserslautern ; Saarbrücken : DFKI, 1994
SWD key words: Künstliche Intelligenz
DDC notations: 004 Computer science, internet
Publikation type: Report
Abstract: In this paper, we set up a unifying perspective of the individual control layers of the architecture InteRRaP for autonomous interacting agents. InteRRaP is a pragmatic approach to designing complex dynamic agent societies, e.g. for robotics Müller & Pischel and cooperative scheduling applications Fischer et al.94. It is based on three general functions describing how the actions an agent commits to are derived from its perception and from its mental model: belief revision and abstraction, situation recognition and goal activation, and planning and scheduling. It is argued that each InteRRaP control layer - the behaviour-based layer, the local planning layer, and the cooperative planning layer - can be described by a combination of different instantiations of these control functions. The basic structure of a control layer is defined. The individual functions and their implementation in the different layers are outlined. We demonstrate various options for the design of interacting agents within this framework by means of an interacting robots application. The performance of different agent types in a multiagent environment is empirically evaluated by a series of experiments.
Link to this record: urn:nbn:de:bsz:291-scidok-38934
Series name: Technical memo / Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz [ISSN 0946-0071]
Series volume: 94-05
Date of registration: 8-Jul-2011
Faculty: SE - Sonstige Einrichtungen
Department: SE - DFKI Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz
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