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Reusable Environment for Task Structured Intelligent Network Agents (RETSINA)
This project is no longer active.
Head: Katia Sycara
Contact: Lori R. Price
Mailing address:
Carnegie Mellon University
Robotics Institute
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Associated center(s) / consortia:
 Center for Integrated Manfacturing Decision Systems (CIMDS)
Associated lab(s) / group(s):
 Advanced Agent - Robotics Technology Lab
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The RETSINA multiagent infrastructure consists of a system of reusable agent types that can be adapted to address a variety of different domain-specific problems. Each RETSINA agent draws upon a sophisticated reasoning architecture that consists of four reusable modules for communication, planning, scheduling and execution monitoring.

A collection of RETSINA agents forms an open society of reusable entities that self-organize and cooperate in response to task requirements. We are currently applying this agent infrastructure to a number of domains, including information retrieval, team decision making, and financial portfolio management.