Will measurement instruments turn into agents?

TitleWill measurement instruments turn into agents?
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication1996
AuthorsDobrowiecki, T. P., F. Louage, T. Mészáros, G. Roman, and B. Pataki
Conference NameInstrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference, 1996. {IMTC-96.} Conference Proceedings. {'Quality} Measurements: The Indispensable Bridge between Theory and Reality'., {IEEE}

Authors investigate implications of agent based software engineering and Internet environment in measurement practice. Measurement `minded' expert agents and instrument-as-agent approach offer numerous advantages. However, this approach would require reconsideration of certain properties of the measuring equipment and the role of the system controller