Higher-Order Mobile Agents for Controlling Intelligent Robots

Higher-Order Mobile Agents for Controlling Intelligent Robots

Yasushi Kambayashi (Nippon Institute of Technology, Japan) and Munehiro Takimoto (Tokyo University of Science, Japan)
Copyright: © 2005 |Pages: 15
DOI: 10.4018/jiit.2005040103
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Abstract

This paper presents a framework for controlling intelligent robots connected by the Internet. This framework provides novel methods to control coordinated systems using higher-order mobile agents. Higher-order mobile agents are hierarchically structured agents that can contain other mobile agents. By using higher-order mobile agents, intelligent robots in action can acquire new functionalities dynamically as well as exchange their roles with other colleague robots. The higher-order property of the mobile agents enables them to be organized hierarchically and dynamically. In addition to these advantages, higher-order mobile agents require minimum communication. They only need connection to be established when they perform migration.

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