Implementing soft real-time agent control

Régis Vincent, Bryan Horling, Victor Lesser, Thomas Wagner
2001 Proceedings of the fifth international conference on Autonomous agents - AGENTS '01  
Real-time control has become increasingly important as technologies are moved from the lab into real world situations or physical simulations. The complexity associated with these systems increases as control and autonomy are distributed, due to such issues as precedence constraints, shared resources, and the lack of a complete and consistent world view. In this paper we describe a realtime environment requiring distributed control, and how we modified our existing multi-agent technologies to
more » ... et this need. Two types of enhancements are covered: those which enable planning to meet real-time constraints, such as our task representation, metalevel costing, alternative plan selection, and partial-order scheduling, and those which facilitate on-line real-time control, including scheduling flexibility, caching, and windowed commitments.
doi:10.1145/375735.376329 dblp:conf/agents/VincentHLW01 fatcat:36dd3nlsn5gxxkkteihdvvprfm