Knowledge-Oriented Object-Agent Collaboration System
KOALA (the Knowledge-Oriented Object-Agent ColLAboration system) focuses on the predesign stage of architectural design. KOALA combines object-agent technology with high level representation to form a partnership between the human designer and the computer-based design environment. A diverse taxonomy of agents including domain agents, space agents, and monitor agents work collaboratively to provide the human designer with expert evaluation and assistance in developing a design solution. Space agents attempt to formulate various design solutions based on individual perspectives through negotiation with other agents. The result is a highly interactive design environment rich in agent-based assistance and exploration.
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