AI & Autonomy
James Edmondson is an autonomy researcher and engineer who has worked on various projects in distributed, collaborative artificial intelligence, formal methods, and scalable, resilient and portable middleware for systems-of-systems. He is the principal investigator for two large open source projects for distributed artificial intelligence: the Multi-Agent Distributed Adaptive Resource Allocation (MADARA) project for knowledge sharing and the Group Autonomy for Mobile Systems (GAMS) project for distributed and collaborative AI. While at the Software Engineering Institute at CMU (a DoD FFRDC), he advised US Department of Defense agencies and government entities on drones, AI, swarms, ensembles, safety, mission-critical systems, verification and validation, and related areas as a member of the Reliance 21 Autonomy Community of Interest. He has published over 20 papers in peer-reviewed conferences and journals, has been interviewed for technical blogs and podcasts, and served on conference committees and senior program committees for top-tier conferences like the International Conference for Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS).