IMPLEMENTING SYSTEMS OF AUTONOMOUS AGENTS WITH BELIEFS, DESIRES AND INTENTIONS
Informatics Institute, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul,
Porto Alegre, Brazil
utonomous agents are commonly equipped (at least on paper) with beliefs,
desires and intentions. This "BDI model" is now standard.
AgentSpeak(L) is a notional programming language for BDI agents,
bridging the gap between BDI logics and implemented BDI systems.
Despite its neat and elegant features, though, and its potential for
direct programming of cognitive multi-agent systems, AgentSpeak(L) has
had no interpreter or compiler until now. This has retarded the
development of applications in which the best features of the
autonomous-agent approach are exploited.
The seminar describes how to turn AgentSpeak(L) agents into running
programs with the help of Sloman's SIM_AGENT software toolkit. Our
result is an interpreter SIM_Speak, which we can illustrate via a
successful multi-agent traffic simulation. The seminar will also cover
possible extensions to SIM_Speak, and future possibilities for its use.
(the work reported is in collaboration with Rodrigo Machado)
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