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Reasoning about constitutive norms in BDI agents

N. Criado, E. Argente, P. Noriega, V. Botti
2013 Logic Journal of the IGPL  
Currently, the problem of how agents reason about constitutive norms has been tackled from a theoretical perspective only.  ...  Thus, there is a lack of more practical proposals that allow the development of software agents capable of reasoning about constitutive norms.  ...  the Reasoning about constitutive norms in BDI agents 87 FIG. 4.  ... 
doi:10.1093/jigpal/jzt035 fatcat:7yvqgdqamrc2ze4dqw72avcc7e

A Normative Agent-based Model for Sharing Data in Secure Trustworthy Digital Market Places

Ameneh Deljoo, Tom van Engers, Robert van Doesburg, Leon Gommans, Cees de Laat
2018 Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence  
We propose the N-BDI* architecture by extending the Belief-Desire and Intention (BDI) agents' control loop, for constructing normative agents to model social systems; the aim of our research to create  ...  Within the multi-agent research community, the study of norm emergence, compliance and adoption has resulted in new architectures and standards for normative agents.  ...  For individual agents, reasoning about social norms 1 Norms play an important role in open artificial agent systems; they have been said to improve coordination and cooperation.  ... 
doi:10.5220/0006661602900296 dblp:conf/icaart/DeljooEDGL18 fatcat:w5637hrkbfa25jhrjt5kidqovi

Extending Bdi Multiagent Systems With Agent Norms

Francisco José Plácido Da Cunha, Tassio Ferenzini Martins Sirqueira, Marx Leles Viana And Carlos José Pereira De Lucena
2018 Zenodo  
This paper considers the following types of norms: (i) obligation — agents must accomplish a specific outcome; (ii) permission — agents may act in a particular way, and (iii) prohibition — agents must  ...  This paper also introduces a framework for the development of MASs that provide support mechanisms to the agent's decision-making, using norm-based reasoning.  ...  Therefore, the agent is now able to reason about the norms addressed to it. Such process is important when we consider normative conflicts. C.  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.1316712 fatcat:7gx6eatxrjh55dnx5svfekmxre

BDI agents in social simulations: a survey

Carole Adam, Benoit Gaudou
2016 Knowledge engineering review (Print)  
This paper provides a methodological guide to the use of BDI agents in social simulations, and an overview of existing methodologies and tools for using them.  ...  One solution is to model humans as belief, desire and intention (BDI) agents, an expressive paradigm using concepts from folk psychology, making it easier for modellers and users to understand the simulation  ...  Acknowledgements This work has been partially funded by the ACTEUR ("Spatial Cognitive Agents for Urban Dynamics and Risk Studies") research project.  ... 
doi:10.1017/s0269888916000096 fatcat:7dei2k5h4veeddgzvhnjzcesne

A "Society of Mind" Cognitive Architecture Based on the Principles of Artificial Economics

Darryl N. Davis, Vijayakumar Maragal Venkatamuni
2010 International Journal of Artificial Life Research  
Metacognition is defined as thinking about thinking and can be viewed in two ways:  Monitoring a group of agents in an intelligent or cognitive or robotic architecture (i.e. self reflection)  Making  ...  The possibilities offered by computational techniques, and synthetic designs, are equally valid in defining what constitutes an artificial mind.  ...  The reasoning of decision variables for one agent (BDI-1) is shown in figure 5 .  ... 
doi:10.4018/jalr.2010102104 fatcat:mfjhxszif5clzpclca53dwtoku

BDI reasoning with normative considerations

Felipe Meneguzzi, Odinaldo Rodrigues, Nir Oren, Wamberto W. Vasconcelos, Michael Luck
2015 Engineering applications of artificial intelligence  
In this paper we describe an extension of the Beliefs-Desires-Intentions (BDI) architecture that enables normative reasoning used to help agents choose and customise plans taking norms into account.  ...  However, recent efforts to provide norm-enabled agent architectures that guide plan choices suffer from interfering with an agent's reasoning process, and thus limit the agent's autonomy more than is required  ...  to enable BDI agents to explicitly reason about their compliance with regard to their plan execution.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.engappai.2015.04.011 fatcat:rcactezgrzhkpknzgd2ljtcdya

JSAN: A Framework to Implement Normative Agents

Marx L. Viana, Paulo Alencar, Everton T. Guimarães, Francisco J. P. Cunha, Donald Cowan, Carlos J. P. Lucena
2015 Proceedings of the 27th International Conference on Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering  
MASs can be defined as societies in which autonomous agents work to achieve both societal and individual goals.  ...  This paper introduces a framework for normative MASs simulation that provides mechanisms for understanding the impact of norms on an agent and the society to which an agent belongs.  ...  attitudes that deliberate human action [14] to reason about norms [7, 11] .  ... 
doi:10.18293/seke2015-165 dblp:conf/seke/VianaAGCCL15 fatcat:fk6ktajfrnb7rjei7gm73lzvie

Resolving Conflicts between Personal and Normative Goals in Normative Agent Systems

Azhana Ahmad, Moamin Ahmed, Mohd Zaliman Mohd Yusof, Mohd. Sharifuddin Ahmad, Aida Mustapha
2016 Journal of IT in Asia  
In this paper, we present a framework for resolving conflicts between personal and normative goals in normative agent systems.  ...  The Sacrifice function enables an agent to reason and discard any tasks that have lower priorities to make way for accomplishment of the normative goal.  ...  They propose deliberative normative agents that have explicit knowledge about the enacted norms in multi-agent environments and can decide whether to obey or violate the norms in specific situations.  ... 
doi:10.33736/jita.43.2014 fatcat:z5rhais54vc6fjocxcacnchqbq

Probabilistic BDI in a Cognitive Robot Architecture

Darryl N Davis, Hossein Miri
2012 International Journal of Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence (IJCSAI)  
The Cerno research project extended the CAMAL (Computational Architectures for Motivation, Affect, and Learning) model, by incorporating probabilistic reasoning in its BDI model.  ...  The design and implementation of cognitive architectures is a useful tool for understanding cognition in a situated agent.  ...  Statements about the agent's environment at the deliberative level pertain to the possible beliefs the agent can hold. These constitute the beliefs used in the BDI model.  ... 
doi:10.5963/ijcsai0203001 fatcat:ssffiz5zcva7znbsxctitq6wjy

ETHICA EX MACHINA. Exploring artificial moral agency or the possibility of computable ethics

Rodrigo Sanz
2020 Zeitschrift für Ethik und Moralphilosophie  
In this regard, I propose to expose, under a normative-cognitive perspective, the minimum criteria through which we could recognize an artificial entity as a genuine moral entity.  ...  Although my proposal should be considered from a reasonable level of abstraction, I will critically analyze and identify how an artificial agent could integrate those cognitive features.  ...  The reason why I find a concrete relevance in BDI architecture is that a desire leads to an intentional action in the search for a plan to accomplish an objective.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s42048-020-00064-6 fatcat:gqrc22grw5bpjoaga62u3kxfgy

Norm Internalisation in Human and Artificial Intelligence

Martin Neumann
2010 Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation  
In this article, principles of architectures relating to normative agents are evaluated with regard to the question whether and to what extend results of empirical research are incorporated in the architecture  ...  The aim of this article is to begin answering the question of to what extent normative agent architectures represent the theoretical construct of norm internalisation.  ...  This article evolved in a long process of intense discussions.  ... 
doi:10.18564/jasss.1582 fatcat:fe3765m5urcexjijeivikxeb7q

Ethical Choice in Unforeseen Circumstances [chapter]

Louise Dennis, Michael Fisher, Marija Slavkovik, Matt Webster
2014 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
This paper proposes an ethical extension to a rational agent controlling an Unmanned Aircraft(UA).  ...  The resulting agent is able to distinguish among possible plans and execute the most ethical choice it has.  ...  Work partially funded by EPSRC through the "Trustworthy Robotic Assistants", "Verifying Interoperability Requirements in Pervasive Systems", and "Reconfigurable Autonomy" projects, and by the ERDF/NWDAfunded  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-662-43645-5_45 fatcat:pofbzgqb3nc7pbjzm24qs77cce

A Normative and Intentional Agent Model for Organisation Modelling [chapter]

Joaquim Filipe
2003 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
This paper proposes a new agent model, including normative aspects based on studies from social psychology. The three main model components are the Epistemic, Deontic and Axiologic components.  ...  EDA Agent Knowledge-Base Epistemic Component Deontic Component Axiologic Component Figure 2: The EDA Agent Knowledge-Base Structure  ...  Even in non-ideal worlds, where conflicting interests and obligations co-exist, we wish to be able to reason about agent interests and desirable world states in such a way that the agent still is able  ... 
doi:10.1007/3-540-39173-8_4 fatcat:5jyqvsrdovdyxkwjfr5evmvfci

In Search of Simple and Responsible Agents [chapter]

Henry Hexmoor, Gordon Beavers
2003 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
The agent internally reasons about its values and norms and that leads to its adoption of obligations. That type of consideration influences the agent's social relationships in various ways.  ...  In the model being developed all the elements of VON-BDI play a part in the determination of the revised set of desires, since it is reasonable to assume that current desires will influence future desires  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-540-45173-0_20 fatcat:pg5axrrknncvlhgj5ccztx7voa

A Reasoning Module to Select ECA's Communicative Intention [chapter]

Jeremy Riviere, Carole Adam, Sylvie Pesty
2012 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
In the context of a ECA-human interaction, we propose to create a BDI-like reasoning engine based on the agent's beliefs.  ...  This reasoning engine first aims to trigger the agent's emotions from its goals, beliefs, ideals and the notion of responsibility.  ...  Complex emotions are based upon the agent counterfactual reasoning and upon reasoning about responsibility, skills and social norms.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-33197-8_46 fatcat:kdo63n2xcreehh5gdokczqfn3a
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