Deliberate normative agents : principles and architecture

F.P.M. Dignum, C. Castelfranchi, C. Jonker, J. Treur

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In this paper norms are assumed to be useful in agent societies. It is claimed that not only following norms, but also the possibility of ‘intelligent’ norm violation can be useful. Principles for agents that are able to behave deliberatively on the basis of explicitly represented norms are identified and an architecture is introduced. Using this agent architecture, norms can be communicated, adopted and used as meta-goals on the agent’s own processes. As such they have impact on deliberation about goal generation, goal selection, plan generation and plan selection.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIntelligent Agents VI, Agent Theories, Architectures, and Languages (Proceedings 6th International Workshop, ATAL'99, Orlando FL, USA, July 15-17, 1999)
EditorsN.R. Jennings, Y. Lespérance
Place of PublicationBerlin
ISBN (Print)3-540-67200-1
Publication statusPublished - 2000

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
ISSN (Print)0302-9743


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