Avoiding resource conflicts in intelligent agents

Thangarajah, J, Winikoff, M, Padgham, L and Fischer, K 2002, 'Avoiding resource conflicts in intelligent agents', in Proceedings of the 15th European Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Lyon, France, 21-26 July 2002.


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Title Avoiding resource conflicts in intelligent agents
Author(s) Thangarajah, J
Winikoff, M
Padgham, L
Fischer, K
Year 2002
Conference name European Conference on Artificial Intelligence
Conference location Lyon, France
Conference dates 21-26 July 2002
Proceedings title Proceedings of the 15th European Conference on Artificial Intelligence
Publisher IOS Press
Place of publication Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Abstract An intelligent agent should be rational, in particular it should at least avoid pursuing goals which are definitely conflicting. In this paper we focus on resource conflict in agents that use a plan library organised around goals. We characterise different types of resources and define resource requirements summaries. We give algorithms for deriving resource requirements, using resource requirements to detect conflict, and maintaining dynamic updates of resource requirements. We also discuss ways of resolving resource conflict. Our approach does not represent time, rather it keeps resource summaries current. This enables an agent's decisions to be made on the basis of up-to-date information and allows us to develop efficient runtime (online) algorithms.
Subjects Adaptive Agents and Intelligent Robotics
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