Agent Oriented Software, or AOS, is an Artificial Intelligence software and robotics company specialising in autonomous and intelligent systems. 

“AOS was founded to develop software products based on the concept of intelligent software agents. These agents, known as Beliefs, Desires and Intentions agents, or BDI, draw from the theories of rational agency, first proposed by Stanford philosopher Michael Bratman in the 1980s,” said AOS Founder and Managing Director Dr Andrew Lucas.

“From this starting point we now produce intelligent agent software products, and applications, which can drive robots, autonomous vehicles and intelligent software assistants.”

AOS’ BDI intelligent software agent technology provides the foundation for machines and systems capable of rational reasoning. This allows humans to understand why an autonomous system did what it did, generating trust and providing the means to achieve “Explainable AI.”

AOS supports the Royal Australian Air Force in exploration of fifth generation technologies aimed at protecting Australia from revolutionary and rapidly transforming threats.

With several AOS multi-agent software development platforms already in market, along with their range of autonomous off-road vehicles for both defence and agricultural applications, AOS continues to innovate in fifth generation thinking. With support from the Defence Innovation Hub, AOS is producing a world-first capability for building teams of software agents that work with humans as a human/autonomous machines team, to be released in 2022.

Lucas said AOS looks forward to being a part of Capability Plus, as the next challenge for the company is to have its products deployed operationally to enhance Australia’s defence capability. 

“Working with Raytheon Australia, which has a worldwide reputation for producing advanced defence systems, will allow AOS to move from an R&D organisation into a products company – a key transformation that will ensure the company’s success,” said Lucas.