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In the past two decades, researchers have developed various strategies to address conflict resolution issues for multi-agent systems. Strategy, in this sense, is the manner in which the agents perform their decision-making processes in conjunction with the manner in which they coordinate those processes. For example, agents may use arbitration, voting,(More)
Activation of arachidonic acid occurs after spinal cord injury. Leukotriene B4 is a lipoxygenase metabolite of arachidonic acid. In a rat model of experimental spinal cord injury, we found that the leukotriene B4 content was less than the sensitivity of our assay (8 pg/mg of protein) in non-traumatized spinal cord. Leukotriene B4 was detectable in(More)
This paper describes techniques developed for conflict detection during plan integration. Agents' intensions are represented with intended goal structure (IGS) and the E-PERT diagrams. Conflicts are classified as goal, plan, and belief conflicts. Before integrating individual plans and detecting plan conflicts, agents first detect and eliminate their goal(More)
Planning and control systems for highly dynamic and uncertain manufacturing environments require adaptive flexibility and decision-making capabilities. Modern distributed manufacturing systems assess the utility of planning and executing solutions for both system goals (e.g. minimize manufacturing production time for all parts or minimize WIP), and local(More)
The practical deployment of distributed agent-based systems mandates that each agent behave sensibly. This paper focuses on the development of flexible, responsive, adaptive systems based on Sensible Agents. Sensible Agents perceive, process, and respond based on an understanding of both local and system goals. Each agent is capable of (1) deliberative or(More)
This paper explores the process of representing and classifying conflicts in agent-based systems. These capabilities form the basis for an in-progress implementation of a domain-independent conflict management framework for multi-agent environments. The following hypothesis is to be tested under this implementation: the most appropriate conflict resolution(More)
The organization structure of Multi-Agent Systems (MAS) constrains the mechanisms that may be used for coordinating the agents' decision-making process. As researchers develop MAS that allow agents to dynamically reorganize how to interact with each other, the design of the agents must provide the ability to operate under different organizations. This paper(More)
Although the existence of presynaptic D2 dopamine receptors on corticostriate terminals has been supported by numerous receptor-binding studies, recent autoradiographic data has failed to demonstrate loss of striatal D2 receptors following cortical lesions. In the present study, Long-Evans rats were subjected to unilateral middle cerebral artery (MCA)(More)