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The Open Autonomy framework

Open Autonomy is a framework for the creation of agent services: off-chain autonomous services which run as a multi-agent-system (MAS) and offer enhanced functionalities on-chain. Agent services expand the range of operations that traditional smart contracts offer, making it possible to execute arbitrarily complex operations (such as machine-learning algorithms). Most importantly, agent services are decentralized, trust-minimized, transparent, and robust.

The framework provides:

  • A collection of command line tools to build, deploy, publish and test agent services.
  • A collection of base packages to provide agents the functionalities to become part of an agent service.

Read the Whitepaper

The Autonolas Whitepaper, presents a comprehensive discussion on the architecture of the Autonolas stack. The Open Autonomy framework connects with the Technical Architecture section therein as a facilitator to build autonomous services.

Building with Open Autonomy

The framework is designed to speed up the development life cycle of autonomous services, helping you to bring your services from an idea to production as quick as possible. Overall, this is the general path that you should have in mind when working with Open Autonomy:

Simplified Development Process

Find a more comprehensive description in the overview of the development process section.

Browse the docs

Get started with Open Autonomy, learn the main concepts and get some context on how agent services fit in the wider crypto ecosystem.

Get started

Follow the guides to learn how to use the framework to create and deploy agent services.


Detailed topics on how the internal components of an agent service work with the framework.

Key concepts

Browse through the CLI and API reference documentation.

Advanced reference

Browse our FAQ where you can find commonly asked questions about the framework.