Normative Agents

Michael Luck, Samhar Mahmoud, Felipe Meneguzzi, Martin Kollingbaum, Timothy J. Norman, Natalia Criado, Moser Silva Fagundes

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAgreement Technologies
EditorsSascha Ossowski
PublisherSpringer Netherlands
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9789400755833
ISBN (Print)9789400755826, 9789401782784
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Publication series

NameLaw, Governance and Technology Series
PublisherSpringer Netherlands
ISSN (Print)2352-1902

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