Conference Proceedings

How Situated Is Your Agent? A Cognitive Perspective

Daghan L Acay, Liz Sonenberg, Alessandro Ricci, Philippe Pasquier, KV Hindriks (ed.), A Pokahr (ed.), S Sardina (ed.)

PROGRAMMING MULTI-AGENT SYSTEMS | SPRINGER-VERLAG BERLIN | Published : 2009

Abstract

Software agents are situated in an environment with which they interact reactively or in a goal-directed fashion. Generally, such environments do not assume a structure, hence are deemed to be unpredictable. Recent approaches adopt an environment model where artifacts form the building blocks. Artifacts represent functional components that an agent can exploit for reaching its goals. It has been argued that software agents can improve/amend their capabilities at run time through the use of (new) artifacts as possible means. We argue that such a run time adaptation by the agents can be realized by creating an appropriate relationship between agent reasoning and the functionality of the artifa..

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