On designing migrating agents

Kaveh Hassani, Won-Sook Lee
2014 SIGGRAPH Asia 2014 Autonomous Virtual Humans and Social Robot for Telepresence on - SIGGRAPH ASIA '14  
In the realm of multi-agent systems, migration refers to the ability of an agent to transfer itself from one embodiment such as a graphical avatar into different embodiments such as a robotic android. Embodied agents usually function in a dynamic, uncertain, and uncontrolled environment, and exploiting them is a chaotic and error-prone task which demands high-level behavioral controllers to be able to adapt to failure at lower levels of the system. The conditions in which space robotic systems
more » ... uch as spacecraft and rovers operate, inspire by necessity, the development of robust and adaptive control software. In this paper, we propose a generic architecture for migrating and autonomous agents inspired by onboard autonomy which enables the developers to tailor the agent's embodiment by defining a set of feasible actions and perceptions associated with the new body. Evaluation results suggest that the architecture supports migration by performing consistent deliberative and reactive behaviors.
doi:10.1145/2668956.2668963 dblp:conf/siggraph/HassaniL14 fatcat:3ijojep26zhdvn6he6wmjpw22i