Institute for
Advanced Manufacturing

Agents are software systems which perceive their environment and act in pursuit of their goals. Agents integrate a range of (often relatively shallow) competences, e.g., goals and reactive behaviour, planning, inference and emotion.

As such they are central to the study of many problems in Artificial Intelligence, including modelling human mental capabilities and performing complex tasks (e.g., those combining perception, planning, and opportunistic plan execution).

Agents Laboratory

Agents Laboratory


Agent systems are also increasingly being adopted as an implementation technology in areas such as advanced simulation and ubiquitous computing.

Find out more

To find out more then please visit the Agents Laboratory webpage

If you would like to talk to us directly then please contact Dr Brian Logan


Institute for Advanced Manufacturing

Faculty of Engineering
The University of Nottingham
Jubilee Campus
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

telephone: +44 (0) 115 951 3830