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Results of an experimental investigation of techniques for distributed problem solving. Strategies of cooperation are discussed in a domain-independent fashion, and then in the context of a specific application: collision avoidance in air traffic control. The Note contrasts the methodologies, difficulties, and opportunities of distributed and centralized problem solving. A set of requirements on the information-gathering and organizational policies of group problem solving agents is inferred, and a set of distributed problem solvers is developed in the domain of air traffic control. Experimental findings using the cooperative strategies developed are then discussed.

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