Accession Number : ADA182724

Title :   ONR (Office of Naval Research) Research in Distributed Reasoning and Planning.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept. Feb 85-Feb 87,

Corporate Author : SRI INTERNATIONAL MENLO PARK CA ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE CENTER

Personal Author(s) : Konolige, Kurt G ; Georgeff, Michael P ; Lansky, Amy L

PDF Url : ADA182724

Report Date : May 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 126

Abstract : The goal of the Distributed Reasoning and Planning projects has been to provide fundamental research into the principles upon which a network of intelligent, cooperative computer agents can be based. The motivation for distributed system of intelligent agents arises when we consider problem domains with the following characteristics: 1) The environment is naturally partitioned, either spatially or functionally. An example of the former is a surveillance task in which several different areas must be patrolled; of the latter, assembly tasks in which major subcomponents can be assembled in parallel; 2) Each process's view of the environment is dynamic: other processes may be performing tasks at the same time, and chains of events may result from ongoing natural processes; 3) Each process has partial or imperfect knowledge of the environment; and 4) The cost of communication among processes may be high or the communication channels may be slow, so that there is a significant delay in sending large amounts of information. Keywords: Embedding; Computer logic.

Descriptors :   *COMPUTER LOGIC, *PLANNING, *ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE, COMMUNICATION AND RADIO SYSTEMS, COSTS, SURVEILLANCE, CHANNELS, COMPUTER COMMUNICATIONS, DISTRIBUTION, REASONING, DISTRIBUTION, ASSEMBLY, EMBEDDING, DISTRIBUTED DATA PROCESSING

Subject Categories : Computer Systems
      Cybernetics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE