System, methods and apparatus for mobile software agents applied to mobile robotic vehicles

  • US 20040134337A1
  • Filed: 04/22/2003
  • Published: 07/15/2004
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/22/2002
  • Status: Abandoned Application
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1. A system for using mobile software agents in cooperation with mobile robotic vehicles (MRVs), comprising:

  • a plurality of mobile software agents;

    a satellite;

    a central command; and

    a plurality of MRVs including a lead MRV and member MRVs;

    wherein mission parameters are sent to the satellite from the central command in the form of a plurality of mobile software agents;

    wherein the satellite forwards the plurality of mobile software agents to the lead MRV;

    wherein the plurality of mobile software agents transfer data and code from the lead MRV to the member MRVs;

    wherein program parameters in each member MRV are updated by the code transferred by the plurality of mobile software agents;

    wherein software code within each member MRV is restructured by the code transferred by the plurality of mobile software agents; and

    wherein hardware functions within each member MRV are activated by restructured software code.

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