Intelligent Agents for the Digital Battlefield
Final rept. 1 Jul 96-30 Jun 98
MARYLAND UNIV COLLEGE PARK
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In this report we describe some of the theoretical and practical underpinnings of a joint University of MarylandArmy Research Laboratory Project to develop a scalable architecture for supporting intelligent agent applications. The main focus of our long term research is threefold 1 to develop the theoretical foundations of intelligent agent systems, 2 to concurrently build prototype implementations of such agent based systems, and 3 to concurrently develop applications in the area of situation awareness and assessment using the proposed agent architecture and implementation. A specific outcome of our long term research will be the development of a collaborative agent technology system, CATS, that will provide the underlying software infrastructure needed to build large, heterogeneous, distributed agent applications. CATS will provide a software environment through which multiple intelligent agents may interact with other agents, both human and computational. In addition, CATS will contain a number of intelligent agent components that will be useful for a wide variety of applications.