With the release of Central 1.5 developers can integrate in their application AOL and ICQ Instant Messaging service using the AIM SDK.
The AIM SDK for Macromedia Central contains a comprehensive API, supporting most of the functionality of the AIM and ICQ networks, including:
- connecting to the AOL messaging service
- sending and receiving instant messages
- sending SMS messages to cell phones
- managing buddy lists
- detecting the status of users
- searching for buddies (ICQ only)
- creating and joining chat rooms
America Online is launching a program this week to promote and facilitate the creation of what it calls AIM Robots for its AIM instant messaging system.
You can find more info here
And >here you can find a list of existing AIM Bots.