Monitoring strategies for embedded agents: Experiments and analysis

Marc S. Atkin, Paul R Cohen

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

13 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Monitoring is an important activity for any embedded agent. To operate effectively, agents must gather information about their environment. The policy by which they do this is called a monitoring strategy. Our work has focused on classifying different types of monitoring strategies and understanding how strategies depend on features of the task and environment. We have discovered only a few general monitoring strategies, in particular periodic and interval reduction, and speculate that there are no more. The relative advantages and generality of each strategy will be discussed in detail. The wide applicability of interval reduction will be demonstrated both empirically and analytically. We conclude with a number of general laws that state when a strategy is most appropriate.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)125-172
Number of pages48
JournalAdaptive Behavior
Volume4
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1996
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Embedded agents
  • Genetic programming
  • Monitoring
  • Planning

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Behavioral Neuroscience
  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology

Cite this

Monitoring strategies for embedded agents : Experiments and analysis. / Atkin, Marc S.; Cohen, Paul R.

In: Adaptive Behavior, Vol. 4, No. 2, 1996, p. 125-172.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

@article{9272867ed8f4448da758b1a301301b3c,
title = "Monitoring strategies for embedded agents: Experiments and analysis",
abstract = "Monitoring is an important activity for any embedded agent. To operate effectively, agents must gather information about their environment. The policy by which they do this is called a monitoring strategy. Our work has focused on classifying different types of monitoring strategies and understanding how strategies depend on features of the task and environment. We have discovered only a few general monitoring strategies, in particular periodic and interval reduction, and speculate that there are no more. The relative advantages and generality of each strategy will be discussed in detail. The wide applicability of interval reduction will be demonstrated both empirically and analytically. We conclude with a number of general laws that state when a strategy is most appropriate.",
keywords = "Embedded agents, Genetic programming, Monitoring, Planning",
author = "Atkin, {Marc S.} and Cohen, {Paul R}",
year = "1996",
doi = "10.1177/105971239600400202",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "4",
pages = "125--172",
journal = "Adaptive Behavior",
issn = "1059-7123",
publisher = "SAGE Publications Ltd",
number = "2",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Monitoring strategies for embedded agents

T2 - Experiments and analysis

AU - Atkin, Marc S.

AU - Cohen, Paul R

PY - 1996

Y1 - 1996

N2 - Monitoring is an important activity for any embedded agent. To operate effectively, agents must gather information about their environment. The policy by which they do this is called a monitoring strategy. Our work has focused on classifying different types of monitoring strategies and understanding how strategies depend on features of the task and environment. We have discovered only a few general monitoring strategies, in particular periodic and interval reduction, and speculate that there are no more. The relative advantages and generality of each strategy will be discussed in detail. The wide applicability of interval reduction will be demonstrated both empirically and analytically. We conclude with a number of general laws that state when a strategy is most appropriate.

AB - Monitoring is an important activity for any embedded agent. To operate effectively, agents must gather information about their environment. The policy by which they do this is called a monitoring strategy. Our work has focused on classifying different types of monitoring strategies and understanding how strategies depend on features of the task and environment. We have discovered only a few general monitoring strategies, in particular periodic and interval reduction, and speculate that there are no more. The relative advantages and generality of each strategy will be discussed in detail. The wide applicability of interval reduction will be demonstrated both empirically and analytically. We conclude with a number of general laws that state when a strategy is most appropriate.

KW - Embedded agents

KW - Genetic programming

KW - Monitoring

KW - Planning

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=2342659588&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=2342659588&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1177/105971239600400202

DO - 10.1177/105971239600400202

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:2342659588

VL - 4

SP - 125

EP - 172

JO - Adaptive Behavior

JF - Adaptive Behavior

SN - 1059-7123

IS - 2

ER -