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- Iowa State's AI Research Lab
- Multiagent Systems Research Group
20 - The Multiagent Systems Research Group, under the direction of Assistant Professor Tuomas Sandholm, is concerned with designing, analyzing and implementing sophisticated AI systems consisting of multiple agents. Special focus is on the coordination of self-interested agents in open systems. In this endeavor, we use techniques from game theory and other fields of microeconomics, and we extend those theories with normative models of bounded rationality, such as limited computation and communication. This work has also led us to develop new techniques for single agent resource-bounded reasoning, constraint satisfaction, and machine learning.
- UTA MultiAgent Systems Group
21 - Our mission is to contribute to the fields of distributed artificial intelligence (DAI) and multi-agent systems by creating an artificial agent that is competent in its interactions with other intelligent agents. This includes the ability to coordinate action with the actions of the other agents, intelligently communicate with them, flexibly model them, update these models in view of their observed actions, and to do all of this in a reasonable amount of time. This group is a part of CSE Department, University of Texas at Arlington.
- MIT Media Lab Software Agents Group
26 - The Software Agents Group of the MIT Media Laboratory investigates computer systems to which one can delegate tasks. Software agents differ from conventional software in that they are long-lived, semi-autonomous, proactive, and adaptive. The group develops techniques and builds prototype agent systems that can be tested.
- U. Melbourne Intelligent Agent Laboratory
15 - The Intelligent Agent Laboratory is based at the Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering at the University of Melbourne, Australia.
- UMASS Multi-Agent Systems Laboratory
15 - The Multi-Agent Systems Laboratory, under the direction of Professor Victor Lesser, is concerned with the development and analysis of sophisticated AI problem-solving and control architectures for both single-agent and multiple-agent systems. The laboratory has pioneered work in the development of the blackboard architecture, approximate processing for use in control and real-time AI, and a wide variety of techniques for coordination of multiple agents. The MAS Laboratory is part of the Department of Computer Science at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
- NC State -- Database Laboratory
15 - The Database Laboratory is part of the Department of Computer Science at North Carolina State University. The Database Laboratory conducts research into a number of research areas, including Semantic interoperation of databases Cooperative information systems Multiagent systems: theories and programming
- Nick R. Jennings
37 - Headed by Professor Nick Jennings, the Unit has developed and applied agent and multi-agent techniques to real world problems in a wide range of commercial and industrial domains. Applications which have been addressed include: telecommunications network management, business process management, electricity management, patient care, concurrent engineering, 3-D scientific data interpretation, digital libraries, electronic commerce, and process control. The Unit has also worked on formalising a number of key types of behaviour which can be observed in multi-agent systems. This work has used a variety of formal techniques to investigate social rationality, cooperative problem solving, negotiation, argumentation, social laws and coordination in multi-agent systems.
- CMU Intelligent Software Agents
16 - The Software Agents Group at Carnegie Mellon University is building complex systems of interacting, semi-autonomous, and heterogeneous entities called software agents. These multi-agent systems are solving problems that are beyond the individual capacities or knowledge of each problem solver.
- Caltech Infospheres Group
16 - The Caltech Infospheres Project researchescompositional systems, which are systems built frominteracting components. We are concerned with the theoryand implementation of compositional systems that supportpeer-to-peer communication among persistent multithreadeddistributed objects.
- USC Center for Information Technology
13 - The Center for Information Technology establishes the University of South Carolina as a leader in the research and development of advanced information systems. Researchers at the Center are investigating multiagent systems, conceptual modeling, ontological engineering, distributed database systems, and computational intelligence, with applications to enterprise integration, industrial automation, executive decision support, and software development. The Center serves as a focal point for the University's research, public service, and education efforts in these important new areas of technology, providing well-qualified engineers and an educational and research capability that meets the needs of industry.
16 - A mobile-agent system called D'Agents is under development at Dartmouth College. The ultimate goal of D'Agents is to support applications that require the retrieval, organization and presentation of distributed information in arbitrary networks. Some of the research areas are: Security mechanisms Support for mobile and partially connected computers Navigation, network sensing and resource discovery tools Automatic indexing, retrieval and clustering techniques for text and other documents D'Agents is used in several information-retrieval and workflow applications.
- Agent-mediated Electronic Commerce
14 - The Agent-mediated Electronic Commerce (AmEC) Initiative investigates how software agent technologies can expedite the electronic commerce revolution. Issues addressed include distributed component-based marketplaces, open and extensible languages and protocols for locating and defining goods and services, merchant differentiation, value-based product comparisons, buying decision aids, negotiation protocols, visualization of marketplace data and activities, and issues of trust, reputation, security, marketing, intermediaries, as well as the socioeconomic implications of next generation agent-mediated electronic commerce systems.
- The Fishmarket Project
15 - This project studies how to build agent-mediated institutions that may prove useful for electronic commerce. FM is an electronic auction house, based on the traditional fish market, where agents of arbitrary complexity may trade over a reliable network under fair, robust and lively conditions.
- Tulsa DAI Hards
14 - The research focus of the DAI-Hards group led by Dr. Sandip Sen atThe University of Tulsa includes the following areasMultiagent Systems,Intelligent Agents,Evolutionary Computation, andMachine Learning
- U. of Washington
15 - research in intelligent software agents for the Internetat the University of Washington's Department of Computer Science and Engineering
- UMBC Laboratory for Advanced Information Technology
15 - he UMBC Laboratory for Advanced Information Technology (LAIT) is an interdiciplinary research groupfocused on advanced database and knowledge-based systems, intelligent agents, text and natural languageprocessing, intelligent interfaces, information retrieval and hypertext systems, machine learning, and artificiallife.
- Soar at the University of Southern California
12 - The Soar project is a long-term, multi-disciplinary, multi-site attempt at building, understanding, andapplying an integrated model of intelligent behavior that can serve both as a useful AI system and as aunified theory of human cognition. At the University of Southern California, the Soar project is jointbetween the Information Sciences Institute (ISI) and the Computer Science Department.
- The Agent eXpert Team
15 - Universitat Potsdam.
- Laboratoire de recherche DAMAS
13 - of the Universite Laval.
- MIRIAD (U. Paris)
17 - MIRIAD is a research team at the University of Paris 6, which focuses on multi-agent simulation, reactiveagents, collective problem solving and collective mobile robotics.
- Learning Agents & Systems Research Group
14 - The Learning Agents & Systems group, headed by Dr Pete Edwards, is based in theDepartment of Computing Science, at the University of Aberdeen. In recent years, thegroup has developed and applied machine learning and intelligent information agenttechnologies to a variety of real-world problems.
- Conscious Software Research Group (Memphis)
12 - "By a "conscious" software agent we mean a cognitive agent (anautonomous agent with human-like cognitive features) designed within theconstraints of Baars' global workspace theory of consciousness. "
- CMU Software agents group
18 - Carnegie Mellon University.RETSINA is a reusable agent. Each RETSINA agent has four reusable modules forcommunicating, planning, scheduling and monitoring the execution of tasks and requests fromother agents. A RETSINA agent is distinguished according to the kind of task it performs (i.e.interface, task, and information agents).
- DAI-Lab Berlin
16 - The DAI-Labor is part of the department of computer science at theTechnical University Berlin. Our major activities center around research and development ofbasic technologies and toolkits apt to support the realization of agent-based systems inmodern telecommunications. The long-term aim of the DAI-Lab is the development of platforms enabling the rapid,convenient and safe realiziation of future telecommunication applications and telematics services.
- Institute for Human and Machine Cognition
17 - The Institute for the Interdisciplinary Study of Human and Machine Cognition (IHMC) was founded at The University of West Florida in 1990 as an interdisciplinary research unit and is interested in identifying and exploiting intellectual and technological nonlinearities.
- SNePS Research Group
16 - The long-term goal of The SNePS Research Group at the Universiy of Buffalo is the design andconstruction of a natural-language-using computerized cognitive agent,and carrying out the research in artificial intelligence, computationallinguistics, and cognitive science necessary for that endeavor.
18 - MaineSAIL is the University of Maine Software Agents and ArtificialIntelligence Laboratory, --the center for artificial intelligence, software agent, and multiagent systemsresearch at the University of Maine. The laboratory is directed by Profs. RoyTurner, Elise Turner, and Thomas Wagner.
- AFIT Agent Lab
13 - The Agents Research Lab at the US Air Force Institute of Technology.
- CARD (Manchester Metropolitan University)
17 - Centre for Agent Research and Development (CARD) of Manchester Metropolitan University.
- NZ Distributed Information Systems Project
21 - The New Zealand Distributed Information Systems(NZDIS) project at the University of Otago, headed byby Associate Professor Martin Purvis, is developingnew agent-based technology and techniques that canbe used to provide integrated access to disparateinformation sources distributed across theInternet. The goal is to take advantage ofexisting, standard object-oriented approaches,wherever possible, and combine them with newlydeveloped agent-oriented techniques.
- Autonomous Agents Lab (U. Manitoba)
19 - The autonomous agents laboratory is a part of the IntelligentSystems Group of the Department of Computer Science, and isdirected by Dr. John Anderson. The goal of our work is theimprovement of technolo gy surrounding hardware and softwareagents and the development of applications employing thesetechnologies. We are especially interested in cooperation inmulti-agent settings, and the infrastructure necessary to supportthis and other forms of social interaction in intelligent systems.
- MIT Robust Open Multi-Agent Systems (ROMA) Research Group
20 - The MIT Robust Open Multi-Agent Systems (ROMA) Research Group is devoted to learning how todevelop multi-agent systems for open contexts where the constituent agents can come from anywhere, maybe buggy or even malicious, and must run in the dynamic and potentially failure-prone environments at hand.
- COGNITION AND AFFECT, ARCHITECTURES AND EMOTIONS
19 - The main goal of the Cognition and Affect project is to understand thetypes of architectures that are capable of accounting for the wholerange of human mental states and processes, including not onlyintelligent behavior but also moods, emotions, desires, and the like.In particular they are exploring the question whether the abilityto have emotional states is an accident of animal evolution oran inevitable consequence of design requirements and constraints,for instance in resource-limited intelligent robots. (El.pub)
18 - agents.usc.edu describes our agents@usc researchorganization at the Univ of Southern California.The web page describes the variety of agentsresearch activities (with dozens of majoragents related projects) going on with agents@usc,including robots, software agents, multiagenttheory and practical implementations, and so on.
- MAS group, Middle East Technical University
22 - The web page of the MAS research group at the Middle East Technical University in Ankara, Turkey and headed by Professor Faruk Polat.
- DAMAS Lab (Laval)
23 - The DAMAS Laboratory conducts research under thesupervision of Mr. Brahim Chaib-draa, professor at theComputer Science Department of LAVAL University. The fields of studies and research are :Representation and exploitation of knowledge indistributed environments;Modeling of reasoning particularly for theco-operation and the competition between agents;Multiagent systems and software agents;Artificial intelligence applied to real worldproblems;Action and interaction theories.
- UMBC Cogito
18 - The UMBC Cogito group is an interdisciplinary federation of faculty, research staff, and students who are doing research on the theory and practice of cognitive information systems.
- Santa Cruz Agent Technology and Environments
24 - Describes the startup of SCATE, the Santa Cruz Agent Technology and Environments research group at CS Dept, University of California, Santa Cruz. This group, under direction of Martin Griss, continues the CoolAgent/JADE/BlueJADE technology and applications research previously performed at Hp Laboratories.
- Caltech's Digital Life Lab at
578 - Chris Adami's Digital Life Laboratory at Caltech focuses on the dynamics of simple living systems, in particular their evolution.