TitleExtending the BDI architecture with commitments
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2006
AuthorsGaertner D, Noriega P, Sierra C
EditorPolit M, Talbert T, López B, Meléndez J
Conference NameFrontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications
PublisherIOS Press

In this paper, we describe a novel agent architecture for normative multiagent systems which is based on multi-context systems. It models the three modalities of Rao and Georgeff’s BDI agents as individual contexts and adds a fourth one for commitments. This new component is connected to all other mental attitudes via two sets of bridge rules, injecting formulae into it and modifying the BDI components after reasoning about commitments. As with other normative approaches the need for methods to deal with consistency is a key concern. We suggest three forms of dealing with the truth maintenance problem, all of which profit from the use of multi-context systems.