David Lillis: Intelligent Decision-Making in the Physical Environment

Intelligent Decision-Making in the Physical Environment

David Lillis, Sean Russell, Dominic Carr, Rem W. Collier and G. M. P. O'Hare

In Proceedings of the Fourth International Joint Conference on Ambient Intelligence (AmI 2013), pages 235--240, Dublin, Ireland, 2013.


The issue of situating intelligent agents within an environment, either virtual or physical, is an important research question in the area of Multi Agent Systems. In addition, the deployment of agents within Wireless Sensor Networks has received some focus also. This paper proposes an architecture to augment the reasoning capabilities of agents with an abstraction of a physical sensing environment over which it has control. This architecture combines the SIXTH sensor middleware platform with the ASTRA agent programming language, using CArtAgO as the intermediary abstraction.