German Agent Page collects the German research projects on mobile
agents; in particular, the
Mole platform (Java agents based on object migration and remote method
invocation) and the
infrastructure (based on HTTP and aimed at multiple languages) are pointed
- The Agent-Tcl system
at Dartmouth College has similar goals to Ara, but is currently biased
towards the Tcl language.
- The Aglets workbench
from IBM's Tokyo Research Lab is a development environment for
remote dispatch and control of Java applications.
- The Open Software Foundation is developing a
Java based infrastructure
with a rich set of services, such as full migration, location-transparent
communication, caching, and more.
- The Messengers
distributed system from the University of
Geneva is built on small pieces of mobile code (in a special stack based
language) from the ground up.
- The UCA at Irvine has developed a platform also called
emphasizing mobile agents as a coordination paradigm on LANs. Agents are
programmed in an interpreted, restricted dialect of C.
- The Tacoma system
at Tromsø and Cornell university sends source code (together with
some initialization data) in various languages (C, Tcl, Perl, Python,
Scheme) which is executed upon receipt.
- General Magic's
system contributed substantially to the current interest in mobile agents.