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Typhon - A Mobile Agents Framework for Real World Emulation in Prolog

  • Jatin Matani
  • Shivashankar B. Nair
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7080)

Abstract

In this paper, we present a mobile agent framework nicknamed Typhon, based on LPA Prolog’s Chimera agent system, which allows users to go in for rapid emulation of algorithms and test beds rather than their mere simulation. This framework provides for agent migration, cloning, payload carrying abilities, state saving and security and also facilitates a reduced deployment time. The framework allows users to exploit the intelligence programming abilities of Prolog and integrate them with the inherent parallelism exhibited by mobile agents. To portray the versatility of the system we describe implementations of a typical resource discovery application for a robot tethered to a node in a network.

Keywords

Intelligent Agents Mobile Agents Prolog 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jatin Matani
    • 1
  • Shivashankar B. Nair
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer Science & EngineeringIndian Institute of TechnologyGuwahatiIndia

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