Design of Material-integrated Distributed Data Processing Platforms with Mobile Multi-agent Systems in Heterogeneous Networks
Published on Mar 6, 2014 in ICAART (International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence)
· DOI :10.5220/0004817500690080
An agent processing platform suitable for distributed computing in sensor networks consisting of low-resource (e.g., material-integrated) nodes is presented, providing a unique distributed programming model and enhanced robustness of the entire heterogeneous environment in the presence of node, sensor, link, data processing, and communication failures. In this work multi-agent systems with mobile activity-based agents are used for sensor data processing in unreliable mesh-like networks of nodes, consisting of a single microchip with limited low computational resources. The agent behaviour, interaction, and mobility (between nodes) can be efficiently integrated on the microchip using a configurable pipelined multi-process architecture based on Petri-Nets. Additionally, software implementations and simulation models with equal functional behaviour can be derived from the same source model. Hardware and software platforms can be directly connected in heterogeneous networks. Agent interaction and communication is provided by a simple tuple-space database and signals providing remote inter-node level communication and interaction. A reconfiguration mechanism of the agent processing system offers activity graph changes at run-time.