Building Coordinated Real-Time Control Plans

  • David J. Musliner
  • Michael J. S. Pelican
  • Kurt D. Krebsbach
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4324)


We are interested in developing multi-agent systems that can provide real-time performance guarantees for critical missions that require cooperation. In particular, we are developing methods for teams of CIRCA agents to build coordinated plans that include explicit runtime communications to support distributed real-time reactivity to the environment. These teams can build plans in which different agents use their unique capabilities to guarantee that the team will respond in a coordinated fashion to mission-critical events. By reasoning explicitly about different agent roles, the agents can identify what communications must be exchanged in different situations. And, by reasoning explicitly about domain deadlines and communication time, the agents can build reactive plans that provide end-to-end performance guarantees spanning multi-agent teams.


Reactive Plan Sensor Agent Cyclic Schedule Agent Team Critical Mission 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • David J. Musliner
    • 1
  • Michael J. S. Pelican
    • 1
  • Kurt D. Krebsbach
    • 1
  1. 1.Honeywell LaboratoriesMinneapolis

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