Accession Number:

ADA218005

Title:

Northeast Artificial Intelligence Consortium Annual Report. 1988 Distributed Planning for Dynamic Environments in the Presence of Time Constraints. Volume 5

Descriptive Note:

Interim rept.

Corporate Author:

SYRACUSE UNIV NY

Report Date:

1989-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

29.0

Abstract:

Our primary goal has been one of developing a distributed firefighting simulator. This is necessary in order to provide an environment in which agents can cooperatively plan to contain fires. In order to accomplish this task, a number of issues related to timing, agent synchronization, management of thinking time and acting time, and agent capabilities must be resolved. The testbed simulator has not been designed simply as a distribution of the existing centralized firefighting simulator. The issues of time and agent synchronization in a multi-agent environment necessitated a complete redesign of the simulation. The new design permits multiple agents to work simultaneously and independently. It includes a facility for defining the characteristics of communications among agents, with available communication media independently specified. In addition, the new simulator will reflect much more realistic terrain representation and a significantly improved fire model than the existing centralized simulator. jhd

Subject Categories:

  • Cybernetics
  • Safety Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE