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A MULTI-AGENT EPISTEMIC PLANNING MODEL FOR MANUFACTURING MANAGEMENT

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
9464
Program Year/Program:
1989 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
9464
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Artificial Intelligence
119 E Court Square Decatur, GA 30030
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1989
Title: A MULTI-AGENT EPISTEMIC PLANNING MODEL FOR MANUFACTURING MANAGEMENT
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $49,582.00
 

Abstract:

THIS EFFORT ADDRESSES THE NEED FOR ADEQUATE REPRESENTATIONS OF MANAGEMENT AND MANUFACTURING KNOWLEDGE AND ADEQUATE REASONING STRATEGIES UTILIZING THIS KNOWLEDGE TO SUPPORT AUTOMATED PLANNING PREDICTION AND EXPLANATION OF ORGANIZATIONAL ACTIVITIES. MANAGEMENT DECISION MAKING IS OFTEN BASED ON INCOMPLETE AND UNCERTAIN INFORMATION AND ON BELIEFS AND KNOWLEDGE THAT ARE CHANGING OVER TIME. MANAGEMENT INVOLVES THE INTERACTION OF MULTIPLE AGENTS WITH DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVES WHOSE CONCLUSIONS MAY BE CONFLICTING AND CONTRADICTORY. UNDERSTANDING OF PERSONAL INTERACTIONS IN MANAGEMENT INVOLVES CONCEPTS SUCH AS ABILITY, PERMISSIBILITY AND OBLIGATION. THE TRADITIONAL AI PLANNING PARADIGM REQUIRES PRECONDITIONS AND POSTCONDITIONS OF ACTIONS BE KNOWN. THIS PARADIGM IS NOT USEFUL IN THE MANAGEMENT PLANNING DOMAIN WHERE KNOWLEDGE IS INCOMPLETE, UNCERTAIN, AND BASED ON CHANGING BELIEFS ABOUT INTENTIONS, CAPABILITIES, OBLIGATIONS, ETC. OUR APPROACH TO THIS PROBLEM IS TO REPRESENT EPISTEMIC, MODAL, AND INTENTIONAL CONCEPTS AS EXTENSIONS OF FIRST ORDER LOGIC AND TO FORMULATE AUTOMATED PLANNING MODEL BASED ON DEDUCTIVE, PREDICTIVE AND HYPOTHETICAL REASONING STRATEGIES FOR THIS EXTENDED LOGIC.

Principal Investigator:

Henry Hexmoor
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Artificial Intelligence Atlant
119 E Court Sq Decatur, GA 30030

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No