|FOUNDATION FOR INTELLIGENT PHYSICAL AGENTS||Yorktown|
|Source: N. Azarmi, A. Leger, Y.-B. Kim and D. Steiner||nyapplications|
FIPA applications types
FIPAs goal is to identify, select, augment and develop
specifications of generic agent technologies which are usable
across a large number of applications and to provide a high level
of interoperability amongst applications.
The following examples of application areas of agent technology represent a first attempt at collating input made available by the participants at FIPAs New York meeting (24-26 June 1996) and members of the FIPA application group. This does not preclude having new application areas.
An ad-hoc group has been established in Yorktown to refine this document until the Tokyo meeting (Oct. 96). The document will contain a final list of applications in which participants of FIPA will be interested in applying agent technology and focus their efforts in FIPA activities in 1997.
It is expected to produce by the next FIPA meeting (Oct. 96) a final list of applications in which participants of FIPA will be interested in applying agent technology and focus their efforts in FIPA activities in 1997.
· User Assistant Applications
These systems are those that work with, and in the interests of, an end-user in order to enhance their productivity and to ease the use of complex computer-based systems. More commonly they communicate with users to help with managing diaries and emails, memory assistance, etc. They may communicate with other agents (e.g., media agents) for information gathering. They are differentiated from standard user interfaces, in that they are empowered to act at least semi-autonomously, and are not merely tools that the user uses and controls.
· Information Retrieval Applications
These systems involve all the services needed to help the users in finding easily and quickly the information they request. This can be achieved for example by a society of agents.
· Entertainment Applications
These are systems which involve :
· Service Management Applications
These are systems that involve configuration and delivery of user requested services at the right time, cost, and QoS , while observing the required security and privacy issues.
· Business Management Applications
These systems deal with management of business tasks and resources in provision of services and carrying out business operations.
· Manufacturing Management Applications
These systems involve physically embodied agents designed to carry out and deal with management of tasks and processes in relatively structured industrial environments. These processes may involve the control of industrial robots and machines via software interfaces.
· Service Robotics Applications
These systems involve physically embodied agents designed to carry out tasks and processes in relatively unstructured office and domestic environments. (E.g. office mail delivery, house cleaning, etc.)
· Cooperative Tasks Management Applications
These systems involve collection of robotics and software agents that are being coordinated to achieve higher level tasks
· Research Applications
These systems involve using agent technology to further research in other (IT) areas
Compiled by :
Nader Azarmi (BT)
Alain Leger (CCETT)
Donald Steiner (Siemens)