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G2i: A principled approach to leveraging the goal-to-information nexus in BDI agents

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Abstract


  • © 2020 The Authors. Published by Elsevier B.V. In a number of settings, information requirements must be guided by the current goals of an agent. This paper shows how information requirements can be systematically derived from goals by examining the executability conditions of plans and actions that help achieve that goal. We extend the standard BDI framework by annotating beliefs, plans and actions with probabilities and propose the use of information-seeking actions to meet the information requirements. We show how agents can use such information-seeking actions, which can be expensive to execute (often at the cost of other mission-critical actions), to increase the expected utility of their goals, and thereby present a novel variant of the standard BDI framework.

Publication Date


  • 2020

Citation


  • Chhogyal, K., Consoli, A., Ghose, A. & Dam, H. (2020). G2i: A principled approach to leveraging the goal-to-information nexus in BDI agents. Procedia Computer Science, 176 2675-2684.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85093364511

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  • https://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=5540&context=eispapers1

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/eispapers1/4511

Number Of Pages


  • 9

Start Page


  • 2675

End Page


  • 2684

Volume


  • 176

Place Of Publication


  • Netherlands

Abstract


  • © 2020 The Authors. Published by Elsevier B.V. In a number of settings, information requirements must be guided by the current goals of an agent. This paper shows how information requirements can be systematically derived from goals by examining the executability conditions of plans and actions that help achieve that goal. We extend the standard BDI framework by annotating beliefs, plans and actions with probabilities and propose the use of information-seeking actions to meet the information requirements. We show how agents can use such information-seeking actions, which can be expensive to execute (often at the cost of other mission-critical actions), to increase the expected utility of their goals, and thereby present a novel variant of the standard BDI framework.

Publication Date


  • 2020

Citation


  • Chhogyal, K., Consoli, A., Ghose, A. & Dam, H. (2020). G2i: A principled approach to leveraging the goal-to-information nexus in BDI agents. Procedia Computer Science, 176 2675-2684.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85093364511

Ro Full-text Url


  • https://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=5540&context=eispapers1

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/eispapers1/4511

Number Of Pages


  • 9

Start Page


  • 2675

End Page


  • 2684

Volume


  • 176

Place Of Publication


  • Netherlands