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Agent Oriented Software Pty Ltd

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Company Name
Agent Oriented Software Pty Ltd
98 078 321 589
580 Elizabeth Street Melbourne, VIC 3000 Australia
Postal Address
PO Box 639 Carlton South, VIC 3053 Australia
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Contact Information

Primary Point of Contact

Dr Andrew Lucas
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+61 3 9349-5055

Company Capabilities

Company Capability

Company Overview

AOS leads the world in the revolutionary new field of autonomous and semi-autonomous systems. Our software products provide the decision-making capability that underlies autonomy. Current applications include advanced military simulation systems, autonomous air and underwater vehicles, decision support and oil production management, with potential application to the road transport and financial industries.

AOS specialises in operational autonomous software, covering the full spectrum, from “intelligent assistants” supporting experts in solving mission-critical problems, to autonomous systems performing tasks delegated by humans.

AOS's products, JACK® and C-BDI™, provide this capability and can be used in many ways: deployed on board an autonomous vehicle or an oil platform; as part of an IT system or even running on a PDA or phone as an intelligent assistant.

Autonomous decision-making capability lies at the heart of our products. As part of a lineage spanning nearly two decades, this technology is the culmination of a process of continuous research and development that began in the late 1980s with research on autonomous fault diagnosis for the Space Shuttle.

Our technology is now employed by partners and customers across a wide range of industries and applications, including autonomous UASs (Unmanned Aircraft Systems), oil production decision support, space vehicle decision support systems, and military simulation and synthetic environments. For this latter application, we supply CoJACK™ which models human cognition, including the effects of moderators (e.g. fatigue, fear) on human performance.

AOS works with partners and customers to incorporate autonomy into their products, industry or organisation, using JACK, C-BDI and CoJACK.

Live, Virtual and Constructive simulation for operational evaluation studies and training
High-level reasoning for autonomous and semi-autonomous systems
Showcase Capability

TacSim – Tactical Simulation for Undersea Warfare, developed by AOS in conjunction with DST Group’s Joint Analysis and Operations Division for SEA1000 Operational Analysis studies:
o Allows direct modelling of complex operational tactics in conjunction with performance models of physical platforms.
o Integrates JACK behavioural models and simulation framework with suitable physical models “off the shelf” from Simkit (a Discrete Event Simulation framework from the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS), Monterey, USA, further enhanced and extended by AOS and DST Group).

Tacsim simulator in use by DST Group to support SEA1000 program
AOS’ intelligent agent software is the first product series worldwide to be based on the Beliefs, Desires & Intentions (BDI) model of rational human reasoning
Our JACK, CoJACK and C-BDI products have proven track records in aerospace, defence, simulation & training and heavy industry

Key Customers

Key customers
Australian Department of Defence – Simulation for the SEA1000 future submarine program
Australian Department of Defence, Northrop Grumman, Lockheed Martin – Decision support for multi-sensor/platform information collection & fusion
Australian Special Operations Command (SOCOMD) – Teamed autonomous target robots for live-fire training
Insitu Pacific Limited, Australian Department of Defence – intelligent Watch Dog (iWD) for on-demand surveillance
Statoil Norway – intelligent Watch Dog (iWD) for complex plant management
Huntington Ingalls Industries-Newport News Shipbuilding – Immersive crane trainer
UK MoD – Human Variability in Computer Generated Forces
Key Partners
Australia: Department of Defence; RMIT & Melbourne universities; Insitu Pacific Limited
USA: Northrop Grumman, Penn State University, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics, Naval Postgraduate School, General Atomics, HII-Newport News Shipbuilding
UK: ASTRAEA Programme – BAE Systems, Cobham, EADS, QinetiQ, Rolls-Royce, Thales, ( ); University of York, High Integrity Systems Engineering Department; Cranfield University

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