In open dynamic societies, agents are required to work with others that do not necessarily have the same set of objectives. If left unchecked, self-interested agents will try to accomplish their individual goals without regard for others. Norms provide a means to regulate agent behaviour, and this requires some consideration of the ways in which norms impact on agent reasoning and behaviour. In this chapter, we review work on the development of normative agents, focussing on agent architectures in which action is determined by norms in a system or environment.
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