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This is MYWORLD: The logic of an Agent-Oriented DAI testbed

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Abstract

The ultimate goal of the work presented in this article is to develop practical frameworks for formally reasoning about multi-agent systems. Such frameworks are particularly important, as multi-agent approaches are inherently complex, and are already being applied in safety-critical domains such as air traffic control. The article is in three parts. The first contains an informal overview of MyWorld, a testbed for experimentation in Distributed Artificial Intelligence (DAI). A MyWorld system contains a number of concurrently executing agents, each of which is programmed along the lines proposed by Shoham in his Agent-Oriented Programming (AOP) proposal [22]. The second part of the article contains a detailed formal model of MyWorld, which rigorously defines the possible states and state transitions of MyWorld agents. The third part develops a logic that can be used to represent the properties of MyWorld systems; this logic is closely related to the formal model of MyWorld, in that the histories traced out in the execution of a system are used as the semantic basis for the logic. We comment on the applications of the logic, and conclude by indicating areas for future work.

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Wooldridge, M. (1995). This is MYWORLD: The logic of an Agent-Oriented DAI testbed. In Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) (Vol. 890, pp. 160–178). Springer Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/3-540-58855-8_10

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