Date Added: Dec 2010
Software agent is a extremely developing area of research. Within framework of software agents extensive research work has been carried out. The main goal of this paper is to reanalyze the rapidly evolving area of software agents. Firstly, this paper presents a definition, attributes and scope of software agents and then presents a typology of agents. Next, it presents critique view of software agents. It also spells out some other general issues and future of the agents. Finally, the authors conclude with brief description of MAS, a real time software agent system.