NBDI: AN ARCHITECTURE FOR GOAL-ORIENTED NORMATIVE AGENTS

Baldoino F. dos S. Neto, Viviane Torres da Silva, Carlos J. P. de Lucena

Abstract

Normative regulation is a mechanism of social control that regulates the behaviour of autonomous agents indicating that such agents are permitted, obligated or prohibited to achieve something in the world, and defining rewards by stating stimulus to their fulfilment and punishments by discouraging their violation. Since goal-oriented agents‘ priority is the accomplishment of their own desires, they must evaluate the pros and cons associated with the fulfilment or violation of the norms before choosing to comply or not with them. In this context, we propose an extension to the BDI architecture by including norms related functions to check the incoming perceptions (including norms), select the norms they intend to fulfil based on the benefits they provide to the achievement of the agent‘s desires and intentions, and decide to cope or not with the norms while dropping, retaining or adopting new intentions. We demonstrate the applicability of our approach through an non- combatant evacuation scenario implemented by using the Normative Jason platform.

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F. dos S. Neto B., Torres da Silva V. and J. P. de Lucena C. (2011). NBDI: AN ARCHITECTURE FOR GOAL-ORIENTED NORMATIVE AGENTS . In Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence - Volume 1: ICAART, ISBN 978-989-8425-40-9, pages 116-125. DOI: 10.5220/0003179801160125


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@conference{icaart11,
author={Baldoino F. dos S. Neto and Viviane Torres da Silva and Carlos J. P. de Lucena},
title={NBDI: AN ARCHITECTURE FOR GOAL-ORIENTED NORMATIVE AGENTS},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence - Volume 1: ICAART,},
year={2011},
pages={116-125},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0003179801160125},
isbn={978-989-8425-40-9},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence - Volume 1: ICAART,
TI - NBDI: AN ARCHITECTURE FOR GOAL-ORIENTED NORMATIVE AGENTS
SN - 978-989-8425-40-9
AU - F. dos S. Neto B.
AU - Torres da Silva V.
AU - J. P. de Lucena C.
PY - 2011
SP - 116
EP - 125
DO - 10.5220/0003179801160125