Prepositional planning in BDI agents

Felipe Rech Meneguzzi*, Avelino Francisco Zorzo, Michael Da Costa Móra

*Corresponding author for this work

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This paper aims to describe the relationship between propositional planning systems and the process of means-end reasoning used by BDI agents. To show such relationship, we define a mapping from BDI mental states to prepositional planning problems and from prepositional plans back to mental states. In order to test the viability of such mapping, we have implemented it in an extension of a BDI agent model through the use of Graphplan as the propositional planning algorithm. The implementation was applied to model a case study of an agent controlled production cell.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the ACM Symposium on Applied Computing
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2004
Externally publishedYes
EventApplied Computing 2004 - Nicosia, Cyprus
Duration: 14 Mar 200417 Mar 2004


ConferenceApplied Computing 2004

Bibliographical note

Proceedings of the 2004 ACM Symposium on Applied Computing 14 March 2004 through 17 March 2004 Code 62941


  • BDI
  • Propositional Planning
  • X-BDI


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