AI Planning and Intelligent Agents
Catherine C. Marinagi (Technological Educational Institution of Kavala, Greece), Themis Panayiotopoulos (University of Piraeus, Greece) and Constantine D. Spyropoulos (Institute of Informatics & Telecommunications NCSR, Greece)
Copyright: © 2005
This chapter provides an overview of complementary research in the active research areas: AI planning technology and intelligent agents technology. It has been widely acknowledged that modern intelligent agents approaches should combine methodologies, techniques and architectures from many areas of computer science, cognitive science, operation research, cybernetics, and so forth. AI planning is an essential function of intelligence that is necessary in intelligent agents applications. This chapter presents the current state-of-the-art in the field of intelligent agents, focusing on the role of AI planning techniques. It sketches a typical classification of agents, agent theories and architectures from an AI planning perspective, it briefly introduces the reader to the basic issues of AI planning, and it presents different AI planning methodologies implemented in intelligent agents applications. The authors aim at stimulating research interest towards the integration of AI planning with intelligent agents.