Autonomy and agent deliberation

M. Dastani, F. Dignum, J. J. Meyer

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An important aspect of agent autonomy is the decision making capability of the agents. We discuss several issues that agents need to deliberate about in order to decide which action to perform. We assume that there is no unique (rational or universal) deliberation process and that the deliberation process can be specified in various ways. The deliberation process is investigated from two perspectives. From the agent specification point of view the deliberation process can be specified by dynamic properties such as commitment strategies, and from the agent programming point of view the deliberation process should be implemented through the deliberation cycle of the agent, which can be either fixed or determined by a deliberation programming language.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAgents and Computational Autonomy
Subtitle of host publicationPotential, Risks, and Solutions
EditorsM Nickles, M Rovatsos, G Weiss
Place of PublicationBerlin, Germany
Number of pages14
ISBN (Print)9783540224778
Publication statusPublished - 2004

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science

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ID number: ISIP:000223492900010


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