Utrecht Graduate School of Natural Sciences
Physiological Chemistry Dpt.
The Agent Technology programme studies intelligent systems focusing on the notion of an intelligent agent. An agent is an artificial (computer-based) entity that can act pro-actively, reactively, autonomously and rationally in a dynamic environment. In this Master's programme emphasis is placed on the logical and symbolic models to describe and implement agents. Key topics are agent-oriented software engineering, theory of agents and multi-agent systems, cognitive robotics, (common-sense) reasoning and learning (adaptive behaviour). Several application areas of intelligent agents are studied, including electronic business, soccer and rescue robots, virtual games, diagnosis of complex industrial systems, and medical and legal decision making.