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Document-Name:  fki-236-00.ps.gz
Title:		On Building Flexible Agents
Authors:	Gerhard Weiss 
Revision-Date:	April 2000
Category:	Technical Report (Forschungsberichte Künstliche Intelligenz)
Abstract:	This paper focuses on the challenge of building
                technical agents that act flexibly in modern computing
                and information environments. It is argued that existing
                agent architectures tend to inherently limit an agent's
                flexibility because they imply a discrete social and 
                cognitive behavior space. A generic constraint-centered 
                architectural framework is proposed that aims at enabling 
                agents to act in a continuous behavior space and thus 
                to achieve higher flexibility.
Keywords:	agents, flexibility, constraints, CCAF
Size:		17 pages
Language:	English
ISSN:		0941-6358
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