Synthetic Cognitive Agent Situational Awareness Components

Sanford T. Freedman, Julie A. Adams

Synthetic cognitive agents often require an understanding of their environment and the ability to predict how their actions will affect both the world and their internal status. Bestowing agents with situational awareness may improve this understanding of the dynamism within a domain, action selection, and action execution. This paper presents initial lists of architectural features and design mechanisms that may be required before situational awareness can be achieved in synthetic cognitive agents.

Submitted: Sep 11, 2008