Agent-based management of responsive environments

F S C da Silva, W W Vasconcelos

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Abstract

Responsive environments are physical surroundings whose components change their behaviour to accommodate the presence of people as well as other components. We describe a means to manage such responsive environments whereby each component is dynamically assigned a software agent - these are autonomous and reactive/proactive programs that communicate via message-passing. Arbitrary functionalities can be encoded in such agents, reflecting the capabilities of the components they represent, as well as extending them. Ours is a flexible and scalable approach allowing the gradual population of an environment with physical devices and their corresponding agents.

Original languageEnglish
PublisherUnknown Publisher
Number of pages13
Publication statusPublished - 2005

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