Addressing real-time constraints in the design of autonomous agents

Adele E. Howe, David M. Hart, Paul R Cohen

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The Phoenix project is an experiment in the design of autonomous agents for a complex environment. The project consists of a simulator of the environment, a basic agent architecture, and specific implementation of agents based on real-time techniques; the first two parts have been constructed, the third is on-going. The facets of Phoenix that facilitate real-time research are: a simulator parameterized for varying environmental conditions and instrumented to record behaviors, an agent architecture designed to support adaptable planning and scheduling, and methods for reasoning about real-time constraints.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)81-97
Number of pages17
JournalReal-Time Systems
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - May 1990
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computational Theory and Mathematics

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