L. Tandy Herren and Pamela K. Fink
This paper describes two multi-agent systems developed at Southwest Research Institute to address issues in automated planning. The Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) Planning system uses multiple cooperative agents to generate a path for the AUV. The Medical Test Planning System (MTPS) consists multiple agents that incrementally build a schedule for a series of medical tests constrained by the resources available to perform them. The approaches used by these systems have considerable applicability to the problems faced in the area of advanced traffic management.