This paper presents a virtual experimental environment for testing virtual prototypes of intelligent mechatronic systems. A virtual prototype is a computer internal model of a real product. Virtual environments are used to verify the functionality of these virtual prototypes during the product development process. But normally, the virtual environments are composed manually. Engineers model the set of virtual prototypes and the relations between them manually. Furthermore, a lack of formal test methods exists for testing virtual prototypes of mechatronic systems. This paper presents software agents, which detect relations between virtual prototypes in a virtual environment, automatically. The concept of the agent-supported virtual environment is presented as well as the data needed by the agents for identifying relations between the virtual prototypes. The concept has been tested. One of the examples is described.

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