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From several years we are developing robotic multi-agent systems according to well defined design methodolo-gies. These methodologies evolved over time because of the changes in the operating environments (robotic hardware and software platforms) and specific missions accomplished by our robots. In the last three years we used PASSI (Process for Agent(More)
In the last years, multi-agent systems (MAS) have proved more and more successful. The need of a quality software engineering approach to their design arises together with the need of new methodological ways to address important issues such as ontology representation, security concerns and production costs. The introduction of an extensive pattern reuse(More)
The design of a an agent system for robotics is a problem that involves aspects coming from many different disciplines (robotics, artificial intelligence, computer vision, software engineering). The most difficult part of it often consists in producing and tuning the algorithms that incorporates the robot behavior (planning, obstacle avoidance,) and(More)
We have been developing robotic multi-agent systems for several years according to a well defined methodology (PASSI) obtaining good results, but day by day needs of a more versatile approach for designing software in a research context suggested us to find out a new methodology. A solution to our problems is represented by the Agile version of the PASSI(More)
A great number of processes for multi-agent systems have been presented in last years to support the different approaches to agent-oriented design; every process is specific for a particular class of problems and it deals with a specific MAS meta-model. These differences produce inconsistences and overlaps: a MAS meta-model may define a term not referred by(More)
—Nowadays several methodological approaches exist, each of them tightly tied up with the implementation platform supporting it. In this paper we propose an intermediate step toward the definition of a methodological approach for supporting the JACAMO framework. This paper resumes a previous work, focused on modeling BDI organizations, and we now address the(More)