Accession Number:

ADP020761

Title:

An Environment for Distributed Collaboration Among Humans and Software Agents

Descriptive Note:

Conference paper

Corporate Author:

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION HOUSTON TX LYNDON B JOHNSON SPACE CENTER

Report Date:

2005-01-14

Pagination or Media Count:

2.0

Abstract:

This paper describes an implemented software prototype for the Distributed Collaboration and Interaction DCI system, which helps humans to act as an integrated part of a multi-agent system. Human interaction with agents who act autonomously most of the time, such as a process control agent in a refinery, has received little attention compared to human interaction with agents who provide a direct service to humans, such as information retrieval. This paper describes how liaison agents within the DCI system can support human interaction with other agents that are not, by design, human-centric but must be supervised by, or coordinated with, humans. The DCI system provides a step toward future seamless integration of humans and software agents into a cohesive multi-agent system.

Subject Categories:

  • Cybernetics
  • Information Science

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE