A Cybernetic Approach to the Modeling of Agent Communities

  • Walt Truszkowski
  • Jay Karlin
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1860)


This paper, which is expository in nature, investigates and illustrates the idea of using cybernetic system modeling techniques to model a multi-agent community. The cybernetic concepts used are those originally developed by Stafford Beer. The paper illustrates the idea on a community of agents being developed at Goddard to support both ground-based and space-based system autonomy. It is hoped that use of this approach will help provide a deeper insight into the dynamics of agent-community behaviors. Time and additional analyses will tell.


Intelligent Agent Agent Community Coordination Network Viable System Model Artificial Intelligent System 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Walt Truszkowski
    • 1
  • Jay Karlin
    • 2
  1. 1.Senior TechnologistCode 588 NASA-Goddard Space Flight CenterGreenbeltUSA
  2. 2.Viable Systems IncGermantownUSA

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