Victor Lesser, Michael Atighetchi, Brett Benyo, Bryan Horling, Raja Anita, Regis Vincent, Thomas Wagner, Pingand Xuan, Shelley XQ. Zhang

Intelligent environments are an interesting development and research application problem for multi-agent systems. The functional and spatial distribution of tasks naturally lends itself to a multi-agent model and the existence of shared resources creates interactions over which the agents must coordinate. In the UMASS Intelligent Home project we have designed and implemented a set of distributed autonomous home control agents and deployed them in a simulated home environment. Our focus is primarily on resource coordination, though this project has multiple goals and areas of exploration ranging from the intellectual evaluation of the application as a general MAS testbed to the practical evaluation of our agent building and simulation tools.

AGENTS '99: Proceedings of the third annual conference on Autonomous Agents, pages 291-298, 1999, ACM, New York, NY, USA
 author = {Lesser, Victor  and Atighetchi, Michael  and Benyo, Brett  and Horling, Bryan and Anita, Raja  and Vincent, R\'{e}gis  and Wagner, Thomas  and  Xuan, Pingand and Zhang, Shelley XQ. },
 title = {The {UMASS} Intelligent Home Project},
 booktitle = {{AGENTS} '99: Proceedings of the third annual conference on Autonomous Agents},
 year = 1999,
 isbn = {1-58113-066-X},
 pages = {291--298},
 location = {Seattle, Washington, United States},
 doi = {10.1145/301136.301213},
 publisher = {ACM},
 address = {New York, NY, USA}


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