Book: Autonomy Oriented Computing : From Problem Solving to Complex Systems Modeling (Multiagent Systems, Artificial Societies, and Simulated Organizations)
With the advent of computing, we are fast entering a new era of discoveryand opportunity. In business, market researchers will be able to predict the potentialmarket share of a new product on-the-fly by synthesizing news reports,competitor analysis, and large-scale simulations of consumer behavior. In lifeand material sciences, specially engineered amorphous computational particleswill be able to perform optimal search, whether they are bio-robot agentsto kill cancer cells inside human bodies or smart paints to spread evenly overand fill cracks on rugged surfaces. In environmental sciences, surveillance applicationswill be able to deploy wireless, mobile sensor networks to monitorwild vegetation and route the tracking measurements of moving objects backto home stations efficiently and safely. In robotics, teams of rescue or Marsexploratory robots will be able to coordinate their manipulation tasks in orderto collectively accomplish their missions, while making the best use of theircapabilities and resources.All the above examples exhibit a common characteristic, that is, the taskof computing is seamlessly carried out in a variety of physical embodiments.There is no single multi-purpose or dedicated machine that can manage toaccomplish a job of this nature. The key to success in such applications liesin a large-scale deployment of computational agents capable of autonomouslymaking their localized decisions and achieving their collective goals.
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