Summary of Research Project Results Under the JSPS FY2000
"Research for the future Program"



1.Research Institution Keio University
 
2.Research Area Physical and Engineering Sciences
 
3.Research Field Intelligent Information and Advanced Information Processing
 
4.Term of Project FY1996〜FY2000
 
5.Project Number 96P00503
 
6.Title of Project Agent-Oriented Computing

7.Projetct Leader
Name Institution,Department Title of Position
Yuichiro ANZAI Keio University, Faculty of Science and Technology Professor

8.Core Members

Names Institution,Department Title of Position
Kohei OHNISHI Keio University, Faculty of Science and Technology Professor
Yoshikazu YAMAMOTO Keio University, Faculty of Science and Technology Associate Prof
Hideharu AMANO Keio University, Faculty of Science and Technology Associate Prof

9.Cooperating Researchers

Names Institution,Department Title of Position
Ichiro SATO Ochanomizu University, Faculty of Science Associate Prof
Nobuyuki YAMASAKI Keio University, Faculty of Science and Technology Assistant Prof
Hiroaki SAITO Keio University, Faculty of Science and Technology Assistant Prof

10.Summary of Research Results

We had been researching the following basic themes during the first term of this research until 1998, and we got excellent results:
Researches on the basic theory and applications for agent-oriented computing;
Researches on agent-oriented programming languages and systems; and Researches on physical agents.
Applied prototype systems have been implemented, based our research up to 2000, for mobile software agents and bilaterally controlled physical agents. The results suggest that they would provide new applications for both software and hardware technologies.
For software agents, we strengthened functions of AgentSpace, such as the execution speed, independence from protocols and security, applied the system to the new type of user-following mobile agents, and using them, implemented a prototype of a patient-guiding mobile agent system.
For physical agents, we implemented a bilateral control system, using real-time agents, real-time communication and real-time action that we have done research in our project. For the real-time communication, we implemented RT-Messenger, a new communication software that realizes the exchange of information within 1 msec. Also, we succeeded in implementing the on-board Responsive Processor, and an operating system for it. The results provide us the developing tools for distributed real-time agents.
These results were presented at AOC, the Agent-Oriented Computing International Symposium, held in February, 2001.

11.Key Words

(1)agent、(2)mobile system、(3)user interface
(4)robot、(5)realtime、(6)bilateral control
(7)Responsive Processor、(8)istributed network、(9)distributed control

12.References

[Reference Articles]
Author Title of Article
Nobuyuki Yamasaki Design and Implementation of Control Board by using Responsive Processor for Parallel/Distributed Control
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Proc. of JSME Annual Conference on Robotics and Mechatronics 1A1--50-071 2000 1-2

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Nobuyuki Yamasaki Responsive Processor for Parallel/Distributed Real-Time Control
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IEEE ICECCS2000 Tutorial   2000 1-6

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H. Kobayashi, N. Yamasaki, Y. Anzai Real-Time Network Manager for Distributed Imprecise Computation
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Workshop on Real-Time Processing 2000   2000  

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Y. Tanizawa, I. Satoh, Y. Anzai Navigation Mechanism for User Following Mobile Agents
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17th Convention of Japan Society for Software Science and Technology   2000 CD-ROM

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T. Umezawa, Y. Anzai An ORB for Mobile Agent System using Sensor Data
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17th Conference Proceedings Japan Society for Software Science and Technology (JSSST2000)   2000  

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Y. Tanizawa, T. Umezawa, I. Satoh, Y. Anzai Service providings for mobile users by mobile agents
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60th National Convention of Information Processing Society of Japan   2000  

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Ichiro Satoh Introduction to Mobile Agents
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IPSJ Symposium on Object Orientation   2000 115-125

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Ichiro Satoh Mobile Agents (Tutorial)
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International Workshop on Next Generation Internet and its Applications (IWS, 2001). IRC Special Session 3 2000  

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Ichiro Satoh Mobile Agents
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Transaction on Japanese Society for Artificia Intelligence 14・4 2000 598-605

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Ichiro Satoh A Mobile Agent-Based Framework for Active Networks
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Proceedings of IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Conference (SMC'99)   2000 71-76

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Ichiro Satoh FAQ: Mobile Agents
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Computer Software 17・1 2000 24-25

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Ichiro Satoh Mobile Agents
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Computer Software 17・2 2000 45-54

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Ichiro Satoh MobileSpaces: A Framework for Building Adaptive Distributed Applications Using a Hierarchical Mobile Agent System
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Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems (ICDCS'2000)   2000 161-168

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Ichiro Satoh: MobiDoc: A Framework for Building Mobile Compound Documents from Hierarchical Mobile Agents
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Proceedings of International Symposium on Agent Systems and Applications/International Symposium on Mobile Agents (ASA/MA2000))   2000 1125-1130

Author Title of Article
Ichiro Satoh The Desing and Implementation of A Mobile Agent System
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OOPSLA Workshop on Experiences with Autonomous Mobile Objects and Agent Based Systems   2000 32-42

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Ichiro Satoh An Architecture for Next Generation Mobile Agent Infrastructure
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Proceedings of International Symposium on Multi-Agent and Mobile Agents in Virtual Organizations and E-Commerce (MAMA'2000)   2000 281-287

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Ichiro Satoh Adaptive Protocols for Agent Migration
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to appear in Proceedings of IEEE International a Conference on Distributed Computing Systems (ICDCS'2001)   2001  

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T. Seki, Y. Fujimoto, T. Yakoh and K. Ohnishi An Expression of Dynamical System Connection in Decentralize■ Autonomous Control
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Transaction of the Institute of Electrical Engineers of Japan 120-D・1 2000 80-87

Author Title of Article
Y. Fujimoto, T. Seki, T. Yakoh and K. Ohnishi Dynamic Model of Informationally Connected Systems
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Transaction of the Institute of Electrical Engineers of Japan 120-D・1 2000 19-28

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H. Sato and T. Yakoh A Real-time Communication Mechanism for Hard Time-constraine■ Multimedia
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Transaction of Information Prosessing Society of Japan 42・2 2000  

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N. Hayashida, T. Yakoh, T. Murakami and K. Ohnishi A Friction Compensation in Twin Drive System
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6th International Workshop on Advanced Motion Control (AMC2000)   2000 187-192

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N. Hayashida, T. Yakoh, T. Murakami and K. Ohnishi A Sensorless Force Control in Twin Drive System:
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IEEE International Conference on Industrial Electronics, Control and Instrumentation (IECON2000)   2000 2231-2236

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H. Sato, T. Yakoh A Real-Time Communication Mechanism for RT-Linux
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IEEE International Conference on Industrial Electronics, Control and Instrumentation (IECON2000)   2000 2437-2442

Author Title of Article
T. Yakoh, H. Sato and T. Aoyama Fine Real-Time Processing in Distributed Systems
Journal Volume Year Pages Concerned
Factory Communication Systems (WFCS2000)   2000 1354-142


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