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In this paper, we describe our initial implementation of the KAoS policy and domain services. While initially oriented to the dynamic and complex requirements of software agent applications, the services are also being adapted to general-purpose grid computing and web services environments as well. The KAoS services rely on a DAML description-logic-based(More)
To increase the assurance with which agents can be deployed in operational settings, we have been developing the KAoS policy and domain services. In conjunction with Nomads strong mobility and safe execution features, KAoS services and tools allow for the specification, management, conflict resolution, and enforcement of DAML-based policies within the(More)
NOMADS is a mobile agent system that supports strong mobility (i.e., the ability to capture and transfer the full execution state of mobile agents) and safe Java agent execution (i.e., the ability to control resources consumed by agents, facilitating guarantees of quality of service while protecting against denial of service attacks). The NOMADS environment(More)
Policies are being increasingly used for automated system management and controlling the behavior of complex systems, allowing administrators to modify system behavior without changing source code or requiring the consent or cooperation of the components being governed. Past approaches to policy representation have been restrictive in many ways. By way of(More)
This demonstration will be the presentation of a new testbed for joint activity. The domain for this demonstration will be similar to the classic AI planning problem of Blocks World (BW) extended into what we are calling Blocks World for Teams (BW4T). By teams, we mean at least two, but usually more members. Additionally, we do not restrict the membership(More)
This paper summarizes our efforts to bring together and extend the best in current theory and technologies for teamwork-centered autonomy for space applications. Traditional planning technologies at the foundation of intelligent robotic systems typically take an autonomy-centered approach, with representations, mechanisms, and algorithms that have been(More)