Motivations and declarative goals as cornerstones of autonomy

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Practical agent architectures have often forfeited true autonomy in favour of runtime efficiency by using simple triggering conditions for the activation of plans from a pre-compiled plan-library. This type of inflexible triggering rules is also used for the initiation of social behaviour, leaving little space for an agent to truly reason about the adoption of one type of behaviour over another. We propose the integration of declarative goals and motivations into an architecture as a means to create practical autonomous agents.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationStudent Session of the Eight European Agent Systems Summer School
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2006
Externally publishedYes


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