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Agent Oriented Software

Contact Details

Agent Oriented Software Pty Ltd
Contact: Dr Andrew Lucas
Address: 580 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne VIC 3000
Phone: +61 3 9349 5055


JACK® – Our world-leading, flagship software product for adding intelligent, autonomous, decision-making and decision support capabilities:

  • Suited for decision support and autonomous systems
  • Runs on many computing platforms, easy to integrate

CoJACKTM – Our latest generation cognitive software product for creating realistic virtual actors for integration in synthetic environments and constructive simulations:

  • Interfaces with common simulation systems, e.g. VBS2, JSAF, OneSAF, VR Forces
  • Models the interaction between emotion and cognition
  • Contains powerful development tools including diagrammatic specifications of behaviour, runtime graphing of cognitive and emotional parameters, and the ability to edit the Agents’ internal parameters on-the-fly
  • Generates behaviour that varies realistically and predictably (i.e. with guaranteed repeatable results)
  • Based on established cognitive theory and experience with ACT-R and Soar


  • First series of products in the world to be based on the theory of Beliefs, Desires, Intentions (BDI) Intelligent Agent Software
  • Proven track record in aerospace, defence, simulation & training and the petroleum industry
  • The CoJACK product models variations in human behaviour so virtual actors in simulations are more lifelike and realistic
  • In training applications, increasing the simulations’ realism means a more effective training experience for trainees
  • CoJACK virtual actors eliminate the need for trainers to act as virtual adversaries – this reduces cost and frees trainers for high-level strategic tasks
  • CoJACK is applicable to both military training simulations and the wider serious-games market
  • Worldwide product support – AOS locations include the US, UK, Italy and Australia

Key Customers

  • UK Ministry of Defence, DEC JTES – demonstration of CoJACK applied to CATT environment at Warminster
  • USAF Wright-Patterson AFB – modelling Rules of Engagement; CoJACK integrated in Rules of Engagement Evaluation Environment
  • USMC FITE JCTD Spiral 1 technical demo, Camp Pendleton, CA, 2009
  • UK INSTINCT Counter-terrorism technology exhibition, 2009
  • Australian Department of Defence – Decision support for multi-sensor/platform information collection & fusion
  • Lockheed Martin Skunk Works
  • Northrop Grumman Information Systems
  • Northrop Grumman Cyber Warfare Center
  • Statoil, Norway – World’s largest operator of offshore platforms

Key Partners

US: Boeing, Northrop Grumman, Penn State University

UK: ASTRAEA program – BAE Systems, Cobham, EADS, QinetiQ, Rolls-Royce, Thales

Australia: Department of Defence, RMIT, Melbourne universities

Quality Approvals/Awards

  • UK Trade & Investment, 2004: Best Australian entrant to UK
  • BRIMS 2007: Best paper award
  • Australian Government, NACC Office: Technology Innovation Award, 2010