Distributed Frameworks for Dynamic Human/Agent Collaborative Problem Solving

Period of Performance: 12/21/2006 - 08/28/2007


Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Cougaar Software, Inc.
7600 Leesburg PrikeEast Building - Suite 105
Falls Church, VA 22043
Principal Investigator


The objectives of this effort are to build upon the body of previous work by Cougaar Software Inc. (CSI) and University of Texas, Austin (UT) to develop a complete distributed framework for dynamic human / agent collaborative problem solving. This effort would specifically augment our current framework capabilities with key capabilities necessary to deliver a high-quality usable tool capable of achieving highly capable human / agent collaborative problem solving in complex environments and demonstrate that tool in a representative domain with real planners and reasoners. The key research objectives of this effort are to design, develop and integrate (1) a comprehensive framework for implementing distributed problem solving networks specifically geared toward maximizing the effectiveness of human / agent collaboration; (2) a suite of services and support infrastructure to enable the collaboration, cooperation and communication between human and agents actors in a dynamic system; and (3) demonstrate the feasibility of the framework and services in a limited domain problem and evaluate the issues associated with a full implementation.