Distribution of goals addressed to a group of agents

Laurence Cholvy, Christophe Garion
2003 Proceedings of the second international joint conference on Autonomous agents and multiagent systems - AAMAS '03  
The problem investigated in this paper is the distribution of goals addressed to a group of rational agents. Those agents are characterized by their ability (i.e. what they can do), their knowledge about the world and their commitments. The goals of the group are represented by conditional preferences. In order to deduce the actual goals of the group, we determine its ability using each agent's ability and we suppose that the agents share a common knowledge about the world. The individual goals
more » ... he individual goals of an agent are deduced using its ability, the knowledge it has about the world, its own commitments and the commitments of the other agents of the group. Keywords modal logic, qualitative decision theory, multiagent systems, goal selection and theories of rational agency World representation and default knowledge Boutilier considers KB, a knowledge base, which represents (partially) the state of the actual world. Definition 1. KB is a finite and consistent set of propositional formulas.
doi:10.1145/860575.860698 dblp:conf/atal/CholvyG03 fatcat:7hjrwv5fubdt3dx66lv3xg7e3q