|1||M 1/27||Course Overview; What's an Agent, Anyway?||Slides|
|2||W 1/29||Introduction to Agents||
|3||M 2/3||Cognitive Architectures: ACT-R||
An Integrated Theory of the Mind (excerpts TBA)
(Submitted for publication.)
|ACT-R home page
Guest speaker: Greg Trafton (NRL), ACT-R
|4||W 2/5||Introduction to Agents II||
Intelligent Agents: Theory and Practice
Knowledge Engineering Review 10(2), pp. 115-152, 1995.
|5||M 2/10||Cognitive Architectures: Soar (DL: Mike Pickens)||
A Gentle Introduction to Soar, an Architecture for Human Cognition
|Soar home page
|6||W 2/12||Cognitive Architectures: Prodigy (DL: Eric Eaton)||
Integrating planning and learning: The PRODIGY architecture
Journal of Experimental and Theoretical Artificial Intelligence 7(1), 1995.
|7||M 2/17||UMBC CLOSED DUE TO SNOW|
|8||W 2/19||UMBC CLOSED DUE TO SNOW|
|9||M 2/24||Cognitive Architectures: APEX (DL: Josh Solomon)||
Simulation in Design
Chap. 1 of Simulating Human Performance in Complex, Dynamic Environments, Northwestern University Ph.D. dissertation, 1998.
Managing Multiple Tasks in Complex, Dynamic Environments
|Midterm proposal due
APEX home page
|10||W 2/26||Logical Architectures: Formal Methods / Golog||
GOLOG: A logic programming language for dynamic domains
J. Logic Programming 31:59-84, 1997.
High-level robotic control: Beyond planning (Position paper)
AAAI Spring Symposium on Integrating Robotics Research: Taking the Next Big Leap, March 1998.
|GOLOG group home page
GOLOG interpreter (in Prolog)
|11||M 3/3||Logical Architectures: BDI Models (DL: Mike Smith)||
The Belief-Desire-Intention Model
Chap. 2 in Reasoning about Rational Agents, The MIT Press, 2000.
The Belief-Desire-Intention Model of Agency
Intelligent Agents V.: Agent Theories, Architectures, and Languages (ATAL '98), Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence, 1555, Heidelberg et al., 1999, pp. 1-10.
|12||W 3/5||Reactive Architectures: Brooks (DL: Jonathan Labin)||
Intelligence Without Reason
IJCAI-91, pp. 569-595, Sydney, Australia, August 1991.
Intelligence Without Representation
Chapter 2 (pp. 25-81) in The Artificial Life Route to Artificial Intelligence: Building
Embodied, Situated Agents, L. Steels and R. Brooks, eds., Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 1995.
|13||M 3/10||Reactive Architectures: Pengi (DL: Mitch White) / AuRA (DL: Utkasha Ayachit)||
PENGI: An implementation of a theory of activity
In AAAI-87, pp. 268-272, Seattle, WA, 1987.
AuRA: Principles and Practices in Review
Journal of Experimental and Theoretical Artificial Intelligence, 9(2/3) :175-188, 1997.
|14||W 3/12||Theories of Mind: Society of Mind (DL: Anubhav Southalia)||
|15||M 3/17||Theories of Mind: Emotion (DL: Neal Loman)||
Beyond Shallow Models of Emotion
Cognitive Processing 2(1): 177-198, 2001.
You're Wrong, Mr. Spock
New Scientist, April 27, 1996.
I Know How You Feel
New Scientist, May 8, 1999.
|Project demonstrations this week
|16||W 3/19||Theories of Mind: Consciousness (DL: Jim Weekley)||
Consciousness: Perspectives from Symbolic and Connectionist AI
Neuropsychologia, 33, 1075-1086.
Consciousness in Human and Robot Minds
IIAS Symposium on Cognition, Computation and Consciousness, Kyoto, September 1-3, 1994.
|Midterm report due
|3/24 and 3/26||SPRING BREAK|
|17||M 3/31||Introduction to Multi-Agent Systems||
A Roadmap of Agent Research and Development
Journal of Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems 1(1):7=38, July, 1998.
|18||W 4/2||Agent Project Overviews||--|
|19||M 4/7||Distributed Problem Solving (DL: Tom Walsh)||
|20||W 4/9||Trading Agent Competition in Agentcities, Guest speakers: Youyong Zou, Li Ding, and Harry Chen||
||Dr. dJ out of town - guest speakers Youyoung Zou, Li Ding, and Harry Chen|
|21||M 4/14||Distributed Planning: PGP (DL: Steve Matuszek)||
|22||W 4/16||Distributed Planning: SharedPlans (DL: Neeraj Kashyap)||
Planning and Acting Together
AI Magazine (Special Issue on Distributed, Continual Planning), Volume 20(4), Winter 1999.
|Paper proposal and bibliography due|
|23||M 4/21||Distributed Planning: Joint Intentions||
On Acting Together
AAAI-90, pp. 94-100, 1990.
|24||W 4/23||Distributed Planning: STEAM (DL: Marcella Hopkins)||
Agent Architectures for Flexible, Practical Teamwork
Towards Flexible Teamwork
|25||M 4/28||Distributed Rationality: Voting, Auctions (DL: Neal Loman)||
||Dr. desJardins out of town; guest professor Tim Finin|
|26||W 4/30||Distributed Rationality: Contract Nets (DL: Marcella Hopkins)||
Negotiation as a Metaphor for Distributed Problem Solving
Artificial Intelligence 20:63-109; Elsevier Science Publishers, 1983
|Dr. desJardins out of town; guest professor Tim Finin|
|27||M 5/5||Learning in MAS: Distributed RL (DL: Justin Harris)||
||Paper draft due|
|28||W 5/7||MAS Project Presentations|
|29||M 5/12||MAS Project Presentations||Paper review due;
Final paper due Friday 5/16