Nicholas V. Findler

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Coordination and cooperation are two major concerns in Distributed Artificial Intelligence (DAI) systems. How can a group of geographically distributed agents properly allocate a set of tasks among themselves while satisfying different types of constraints? Also, in an environment of limited resources, how can agents resolve resource conflicts and(More)
This note deals with the problem of discovering rules that govern social interactions and relations in pre-literal societies. Two older computer programs are first described which can receive data, possibly incomplete and redundant, representing kinship relations among named individuals. The programs then establish a knowledge base in the form of a directed(More)
Timeliness is usually an indispensable attribute of planning and problem solving for resource allocation in command, control and communication (C3) systems. The success of such a system is judged on its ability to respond to scheduled and unscheduled tasks within a permissible time period. The response is based on a plan that covers the following(More)
This paper describes an experiment in studying coordination in intelligent agent societies in terms of state-variable models. An overview of the modeling framework is first provided. The architectural foundation for the modeling approach is then described. This description is followed by a sample application of the methodology in analyzing a coordination(More)