A Cybernetic Approach to the Modeling of Agent Communities
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.
KeywordsIntelligent Agent Agent Community Coordination Network Viable System Model Artificial Intelligent System
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