The perceive-reason-act cycle in cognitive agents is the connection between the agent and the environment. This cognitive feedback loop consists of a perception phase, where the state of the managed element is observed, monitored and analyzed, and and a corresponding action phase, where the managed element is controlled through corrective action which is planned and executed.
It can vary in the level of detail and occurs in several x-computing initiatives. The concept of an autonomic manager used in Organic Computing and Autonomic Computing in order to achieve self-* properties. is usually based on such a feedback loop.
- perceive-reason-act cycle in autonomous agents
- OC (Observer-Controller Pattern) loop in Organic Computing
- MAPE (Monitor-Analyze-Plan-Execute) loop in Autonomic Computing