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This report surveys literature and research in the field of distributed artificial intelligence (DAI) and provides an overview of computer architectures particularly suited to such research. It concentrates on work to date that has involved the construction of testbeds and development tools for DAI. It tries to draw some lessons from these efforts and suggests ways in which testbeds, which heretofore have been used primarily for experimentation, might be used in the full course of system development.