An Agent Architecture to fulfill Real-Time Requirements

Ignacio Soto, Mercedes Garijo, Carlos A. Iglesias & Manuel Ramos (2000). An Agent Architecture to fulfill Real-Time Requirements. In Proceeding AGENTS '00 Proceedings of the fourth international conference on Autonomous agents, pages 475-482. Barcelona, Spain.

In this paper we present AMSIA, an agent architecture that combines the possibility of using di erent reasoning methods with a mechanism to control the resources needed by the agent to ful ll its high level objectives. The architecture is based on the blackboard paradigm which o ers the possibility of combining di erent reasoning techniques and opportunistic behavior. The AMSIA architecture adds a representation of plans of objectives allowing di erent reasoning activities to create plans to guide the future behavior of the agent. The opportunism is in the acquisition of high-level objectives and in the modi cation of the predicted activity when something doesn't happen as expected. A control mechanism is responsible for the translation of plans of objectives to concrete activities, considering resource-boundedness. To do so, all the activity in the agent (including control) is explicitly scheduled, but allowing the necessary exibility to make changes in the face of contingencies that are expected in dynamic environments. Experimental work is also presented.