Distributed Speaking Objects: a Case for Massive Multiagent Systems


Marco Lippi, Marco Mamei, Stefano Mariani, Franco Zambonelli

International Workshop on Massively Multi-Agent Systems
 2018

Smart sensors and actuators, embedding learning and reasoning fea- tures and associated to everyday objects and locations, will soon densely popu- late our everyday environments. Being capable of understanding, reasoning, and reporting about what is happening (for sensors) and about what they can make possibly happen (for actuators), these “speaking objects” will thus be assimilable to autonomous situated agents. Accordingly, populations of speaking objects will define dense and massive multiagent systems, devoted to monitor and control our environments, let them be homes, industries or, in the large-scale, whole cities. In this context, the necessary coordination among speaking objects will be likely to become associated with the capability of argumenting about situations and about the current state of the affairs, triggering and directing proper distributed conver- sations, and eventually collectively reach future desirable state of the affairs. In this article, we detail the speaking object vision, overview the key enabling tech- nologies, and analyze the key challenges for engineering large-scale collectives of speaking objects and their conversations.

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url = {http://www.ai.soc.i.kyoto-u.ac.jp/mmas2018/papers/MMAS2018_S1_01.pdf},
journal = {International Workshop on Massively Multi-Agent Systems},
author = {Lippi, Marco and Mamei, Marco and Mariani, Stefano and Zambonelli, Franco},
title = {Distributed Speaking Objects: a Case for Massive Multiagent Systems},
abstract = {Smart sensors and actuators, embedding learning and reasoning fea- tures and associated to everyday objects and locations, will soon densely popu- late our everyday environments. Being capable of understanding, reasoning, and reporting about what is happening (for sensors) and about what they can make possibly happen (for actuators), these “speaking objects” will thus be assimilable to autonomous situated agents. Accordingly, populations of speaking objects will define dense and massive multiagent systems, devoted to monitor and control our environments, let them be homes, industries or, in the large-scale, whole cities. In this context, the necessary coordination among speaking objects will be likely to become associated with the capability of argumenting about situations and about the current state of the affairs, triggering and directing proper distributed conver- sations, and eventually collectively reach future desirable state of the affairs. In this article, we detail the speaking object vision, overview the key enabling tech- nologies, and analyze the key challenges for engineering large-scale collectives of speaking objects and their conversations.}} 
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