Prospective logic agents

Luis Moniz Pereira, Goncalo Lopes
2009 International Journal of Reasoning-based Intelligent Systems  
As we face the real possibility of modelling agent systems capable of non-deterministic self-evolution, we are confronted with the problem of having several different possible futures for any single agent. This issue brings the challenge of how to allow such evolving agents to be able to look ahead, prospectively, into such hypothetical futures, in order to determine the best courses of evolution from their own present, and thence to prefer amongst them. The concept of prospective logic
more » ... is presented as a way to address such issues. We start by building on previous theoretical background, on evolving programs and on abduction, to construe a framework for prospection and describe an abstract procedure for its materialization. We take on several examples of modelling prospective logic programs that illustrate the proposed concepts and briefly discuss the ACORDA system, a working implementation of the previously presented procedure. We conclude by elaborating about current limitations of the system and examining future work scenaria.
doi:10.1504/ijris.2009.028019 fatcat:uw3dofernrashivqavcss5hevq