Implementing BDI-like Systems by Direct Execution

Michael Fisher
1997 International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence  
While the Belief, Desire, Intention (BDI) framework is one of the most influential and appealing approaches to rational agent architectures, a gulf often exists between the high-level BDI model and its practical realisation. In contrast, the Concurrent METATEM language, being based upon executable formal specifications, presents a close link between the theory and implementation, yet lacks some of the features considered central to the representation of rational agents. In this paper, we
more » ... ce a hybrid approach combining the direct execution of Concurrent METATEM with elements of rationality from the BDI framework. We show how this system can capture a range of agent behaviours, while retaining many of the advantages of executable specifications.
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