Prof. Tate's research interests are in the use of rich process and plan representations along with tools that can utilize these representations to support planning and activity management. He pioneered the early, now widely used and deployed, approaches to hierarchical planning and constraint satisfaction in the Interplan, Nonlin, O-Plan and I-Plan planning systems. His work on "I-X" is concerned with supporting collaboration between human and system agents to perform cooperative tasks in a "Helpful Environment". Prof. Tate was the Edinburgh PI in the Advanced Knowledge Technologies Interdisciplinary Research Collaboration funded by EPSRC. He also led the DARPA funded Coalition Agent eXperiment (CoAX) project involving some 30 organizations in 4 countries over a 3 year period. His work is being applied to search and rescue and emergency response tasks. His internationally sponsored research work is focused on the use of advanced knowledge and planning technologies, and collaborative systems especially using virtual worlds. He leads the Virtual University of Edinburgh, Vue, a virtual educational and research institute bringing together those interested in the use of virtual worlds for teaching, research and outreach.
Prof. Tate is a Senior Visiting
Research Scientist at the Institute of Human & Machine Cognition (IHMC)
in Florida. He is on the Senior Advisory Board for IEEE
Intelligent Systems journal.
Prof. Austin Tate
Artificial Intelligence Applications Institute
School of Informatics
The University of Edinburgh
Informatics Forum, Crichton Street,
Edinburgh EH8 9AB, UK
Tel: +44 131 651 3222
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