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Desires, norms and constraints

Cholvy, Laurence and Garion, Christophe Desires, norms and constraints. (2004) In: Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multi Agent Systems (AAMAS'04), 19-23 Jul 2004, New York, United States .

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Official URL: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/AAMAS.2004.10092


This paper deals with modeling mental states of a rational agent, in particular states based on agent’s desires. It shows that the world the agent belongs to forces it to restrict its desires. More precisely, desires of a rational agent are restricted by the constraints that exist in the world and which express what is possible or necessary. Furthermore, if the agent is law-abiding, its desires are restricted by the regulations that are defined in the world and which express what is obligatory, permitted or forbidden. This paper characterizes how desires are restricted depending on the fact that the agent is law-abiding or not. This work considers the general case when the agent orders its own desires according to a preference order. The solution is based on modeling desires, regulations and constraints in an unique formal system which is a logic of conditional preferences.

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Institution:Université de Toulouse > Institut Supérieur de l'Aéronautique et de l'Espace - ISAE-SUPAERO (FRANCE)
French research institutions > Office National d'Etudes et Recherches Aérospatiales - ONERA (FRANCE)
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