Autonomous and Adaptive Agents that Gather Information
[rus:autonomous]Daniela Rus, Robert Gray, and David Kotz. Autonomous and Adaptive Agents that Gather Information. Proceedings of the AAAI International Workshop on Intelligent Adaptive Agents, pages 107–116. AAAI Press, August 1996. ©Copyright AAAI Press. Proceedings available as AAAI Technical Report WS-96-04. Later revised as rus:autonomous2.
We have designed and implemented autonomous software agents. Autonomous software agents navigate independently through a heterogeneous network of computers. They can sense the state of the network, monitor software conditions, and interact with other agents. The network-sensing tools allow our agents to adapt to the network configuration and to navigate under the control of reactive plans. In this paper we illustrate the intelligent and adaptive behavior of autonomous agents in distributed information-gathering tasks.
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