Document Type

Conference Paper

Publication Date


Publication Title

AAAI '96 International Workshop on Intelligent Adaptive Agents


Department of Computer Science


We have designed and implemented autonomous software agents. Autonomous software agents navigate independently through a heterogeneous network of computers. They can sense the state of the network, monitor software conditions, and interact with other agents. The network-sensing tools allow our agents to adapt to the network configuration and to navigate under the control of reactive plans. In this paper we illustrate the intelligent and adaptive behavior of autonomous agents in distributed information-gathering tasks.

Original Citation

Daniela Rus, Robert Gray, and David Kotz. Autonomous and Adaptive Agents that Gather Information. In AAAI '96 International Workshop on Intelligent Adaptive Agents, August 1996.