A Roadmap of Agent Research and Development

  • Jennings N
  • Sycara K
  • Wooldridge M
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Abstract

This paper provides an overview of research and development activities in the field of autonomous agents and multi-agent systems. It aims to identify key concepts and applications, and to indicate how they relate to one-another. Some historical context to the field of agent-based computing is given, and contemporary research directions are presented. Finally, a range of open issues and future challenges are highlighted.

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  • Autonomous agents
  • History
  • Multi-agent systems

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Authors

  • Nicholas R. Jennings

  • Katia Sycara

  • Michael Wooldridge

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