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A Multi-Agent Framework and Programming Environment for Autonomous Robotics

Francesco Zanichelli, Stefano Caselli, Antonio Natali, Andrea Omicini
This paper discusses a multi-agent framework for the control of robot systems along with an integrated programming environment which takes advantage of it. An agent society is engaged in a competitive or cooperative interaction under a control metalevel while a particular agent represents the real-time robot machine. By virtue of the support of adequate tools, this schema well lends itself both to a general increase of robot programming capability and flexibility and to rapid protoyping of different architectural solutions. The overall programming environment is built upon the integration of a distributed, extended logic programming environment with a real-time RCCL-based robot server also interfaced to a graphical simulator, in which sensory driven tasks can be preliminary validated. An example of application of the environment to a simple test case concludes the paper.
1994 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA'94), pages 3501-3507, 8-13 May 1994, IEEE CS, San Diego, CA, USA
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	Address = {San Diego, CA, USA},
	Author = {Zanichelli, Francesco and Caselli, Stefano and Natali, Antonio and Omicini, Andrea},
	Booktitle = {1994 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA'94)},
	IeeeNo = {351032},
	Isbn = {0-8186-5330-2},
	Issn = {1050-4729},
	Month = {8--13~} # may,
	Pages = {3501--3507},
	Publisher = {IEEE CS},
	ScopusId = {2-s2.0-0028134395},
	Title = {A Multi-Agent Framework and Programming Environment for Autonomous Robotics},
	Volume = 4,
	WosId = {A1994BA72M00521},
	Year = 1994}