Intelligent DevicesThese devices are linked to other intelligent agents to enable more complex behaviors.
DMI considers devices as another kind of intelligent construct.
Effective training and decision support often involves representing the devices that are used in the domain. The training may pertain to the proper use of the device, or it could be that the device is only a small part of a larger training task. In either case, devices are necessary components of many realistic experiences. Accurate qualitative simulation of these devices can be important to building scenarios. DMI considers devices as another kind of intelligent construct. These devices are linked to other intelligent agents to enable more complex behaviors. For example, an intelligent teammate agent that represents a well-site operator, may have the knowledge for how to open the well-site. This agent can then be linked to the intelligent devices (e.g. well-head, gas processing unit, and computer) that are found on the well site. Similarly, a virtual instructor agent can be linked to these devices to understand how they function and be aware of what will happen when a trainee manipulates the devices in the simulation. Finally, DMI leverages intelligent devices to enable patterns of life (PoL) agents to carry out their jobs.