Derek M. Surka
The ObjectAgent system is being developed to create a robust software architecture for autonomous control of complex systems. Agents are used to implement all of the software functionality and communicate through simplified natural language messages. These agents have a set of basic survival skills that monitor for internal software faults, providing low-level fault detection and recovery. Higherlevel fault detection and recovery capabilities, including modern artificial intelligence techniques, can easily be incorporated into an ObjectAgent-based system.