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In this paper we propose an architecture of intelligent agent for automatic locomotives operating. The system agent generates its action policy using a set of resources, such as type of railway, composition, belief perception and reasoning about the actions. The focus of the operator agent is directed to the choice of acceleration points (gear) and preparation of travel plans in a journey guided by goals and objectives. The system is equipped with a module capable to plan the actions to move the vehicle from an initial point P to an end point Q and an executor module that implements the generated plan and modifies the state of the environment. For this purpose, we use the mental model that is based on the triple Belief, Desire and Intention (BDI) to which the perception of the agent is guaranteed by a set of sensors that provide speed information, position and breaks condition. The main focus on this research is the usage of mental model BDI for the resolution of a problem that combines travel naturally conflicting factors, such as safety, time and fuel consumption. Experimental results show that the developed architecture using the mental model BDI increases the efficiency of autonomous vehicles operating.
Date of Conference: 23-25 May 2012