Accession Number:

ADA206371

Title:

Heuristics for Cooperative Problem Solving

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH INST OF MICHIGAN ANN ARBOR

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1989-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

75.0

Abstract:

This study examined the potential for cooperative machine intelligence. Cooperation is a common problem-solving technique in natural systems and occurs among even simple organisms. It is, therefore, a potentially powerful tool for extending the capabilities of relatively unsophisticated machines. A model of cooperation is presented which integrates problems requiring cooperative solutions, mechanisms for their implementation and the organizational requirements of cooperative groups. The biological and social science literature on cooperation is reviewed and found to yield little information about how cooperation is actually carried out in natural systems. Research in the field of distributed artificial intelligence is reviewed and critiqued. Keywords Distributed computing.

Subject Categories:

  • Operations Research
  • Cybernetics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE