Multiagent approach to intelligent control of robot

Publication, 2000


W. Jacak, K. Pröll - Multiagent approach to intelligent control of robot - LECTURE NOTES IN COMPUTER SCIENCE, Vol. 1798, No. 1798, 2000, pp. 38-48


Within the last years the paradigm of intelligent software agents became an emerging topic in computer science research and development. Intelligent software agents are computational systems that populate complex dynamic environment, act and react there in an autonomous way in order realize a specific task based on a set of goals given to them. In multi agent systems (= MAS) intelligent software agents are grouped together and represent a network of problem solvers designed to achieve a common goal, which would be too large for a single centralized software agent. The member agents of such a multi agent system have a sufficient degree of decision-making autonomy and interact with other agents by explicit communication. Therefore the main fields of interest in multi agent based system design cover coordination, communication and negotiation based on uncertain data and knowledge of each member agent of the multi agent system. This article proposes s system theoretical approach towards the design and synthesis of a multi agent system for controlling a robotic agent.