New PDF release: Agent-based ubiquitous computing

By Eleni Mangina, Javier Carbo, Jose Manuel Molina

ISBN-10: 9491216317

ISBN-13: 9789491216312

Ubiquitous computing is the 3rd wave in computing, the place the frequent use of recent cellular technology-implementing instant communications comparable to own electronic assistants (PDAs) and shrewdpermanent telephones permits a brand new kind of complex functions. long ago years, the main target of study in cellular companies has geared toward the each time, at any place precept (ubiquitous computing). even if, there's extra to it than that.

The expanding call for for dispensed challenge fixing resulted in the advance of multi-agent structures. The latter are shaped from a suite of self sustaining software program entities whose collective talents may be utilized in advanced and real-time domain names. the objective of such platforms is to illustrate how goal-directed, powerful and optimum habit can come up from interactions among person self reliant clever software program brokers. those software program entities show features like autonomy, responsiveness, pro-activeness and social skill. Their performance and effectiveness has confirmed to be hugely depending on the layout and improvement of the appliance area or context.

Context is the set of compatible environmental states and settings pertaining to a person, that's suitable for a situation-sensitive software within the technique of adapting the prone and knowledge provided to the consumer. Agent expertise seems the ideal know-how to supply the opportunity of exploring the dynamic context of the person as a way to offer value-added providers or to execute extra and complicated projects. during this appreciate, agent-based ubiquitous computing can make the most of marrying the agent-based know-how with the wide use of disbursed performance, to be deployed for light-weight units. It additionally allows the combo of ubiquity and intelligence in several program parts and allows to technique a number of study issues in laptop technological know-how, synthetic intelligence and engineering from a brand new perspective.

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The nature of the functional components deployed on each node depends on the node type. g. text-based) functionalities. g. task- and environment-related information, knowledge bases, configuration) or to a robot’s hardware. Finally, functional components in MiRA’s MR wearable interfaces are similar to those deployed on robot nodes, although the hardware in this case is constituted by the virtual models of the MiRA’s virtual characters, while data-processing components encapsulate AR-tracking functionalities or proxy-type components consuming sensors data transmitted by the robots.

These can take the form of a virtual character operating on a personal computer that helps the user to find and book a flight to a certain conference, for example, in the style of Microsoft’s Office Assistant. The agent may then migrate to the user’s PDA so that it can effectively 22 Agent-Based Ubiquitous Computing travel with the user, helping with flight connections and attending tasks such as filtering e-mails or negotiating the transit of the user through the airport. Once at the hotel room, the agent may then leave its computational environment by migrating from the user’s PDA to a computer in control of a service robot that is gracefully provided by the (futuristic) hotel.

Second, both systems are kept very simple by using miniature Kephera robots for table-top experiments. As a result, mutation can be simply achieved by migrating the agent in charge of the simulated robot from the simulator to the real robotic platform. g. ignoring if its perceptions are originated by the simulator or by physical sensing or if its actions are carried out by simulated or hardware actuators. This entails the assumption that the same agent is equally able to control both the simulated and the real robot, provided that the connections between its sensory-motor apparatus and the environment are appropriately rewired (to the simulator or to real robot hardware).

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