Accession Number : ADA294332

Title :   Designing Efficient Multi-Agent Systems.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 30 Sep 92-30 Sep 94,

Corporate Author : STANFORD UNIV CA DEPT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE

Personal Author(s) : Shoham, Yoav

PDF Url : ADA294332

Report Date : 30 SEP 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : The research carried out during 1994 under this grant expands our previous work on two central design issues in multi-agent systems and begins to develop two new tools for multi-agent systems. As part of our effort to provide foundations for more powerful agent-oriented programming environments (AOP), we have been concentrating on basic understanding of mental states and their dynamics. In order to facilitate efficient interactions in shared multi-agent environments, such as the Internet, we have continued our investigation of computational social laws and their implementation in different domains. In order to help model agents within a multi-agent systems we have developed an approach for ascribing mental qualities to agents. Finally, we have suggested an approach for describing the complexity of robotics domains, which has yielded an algorithm for analyzing the possibility of decentralizing tasks.

Descriptors :   *COMPUTER COMMUNICATIONS, *COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, *COMPUTER NETWORKS, ALGORITHMS, ROBOTICS, ENVIRONMENTS, MODELS, INTERACTIONS, TOOLS, DYNAMICS, EFFICIENCY, SHARING, MENTAL HEALTH, CHEMICAL AGENT DETECTORS, DECENTRALIZATION.

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE