and Sleeping Sailor Agents
Revised 7/9/2002 by Seth Russell
[sailor agent home]
Sailor agents accumulate
information from many contexts as they read and write from the semantic web
and interact with their users. Currently this information is stored
in RAM and is not recorded in a persistent database. Starting with
version .090 sailor agents can store a copy of their memory in .bed
files when they are put to
sleep and resume operations when they left off when they are awoken.
Putting a sailor agent
Use the following
method from a python application:
Waking a sailor agent
Or just click the button
sleep on the top of the appOne.html application
running from your sailorServer.
When this method is called the entire contexts of the agents memory is written
to a file in the homePath directory with the agents name as the file name
and .bed as the file extension.
A sailor agent
is woken up in a python application by making an instance of the class wake:
Or by starting a sailorServer
and designating the 'AGENT_NAME' as the 3rd argument; for example:
homePath> python sailorServer.py , , sailors
The agent will respond in
one of two ways. If a agent with that name has never been put to sleep,
the the response will be:
new born AGENT_NAME
However if there is a .bed
file in the homePath directory, the agent will respond:
woke up from homePath\AGENT_NAME.bed
The sailor agent wakes
up with all it's memory just exactly as it was when it was put to sleep.
Even it's attention and mem stack remain unchanged.