The Autonomous Agent Architecture

By Marcello Baluccini (Eastman Kodak Company) and Michael Gelfond (Texas Tech)

In this paper we give a summary of the Autonomous Agent Architecture (AAA architecture for short) for intelligent agents. The AAA architecture is the result of several years of research on the design and implementation of intelligent agents that reason about, and act in, changing environments. In the AAA architecture, the knowledge about the domain where the agent is situated is encoded in Answer Set Prolog and is shared by all of the reasoning components. The agent’s reasoning components are also formalized in Answer Set Prolog. Typical AAA agents are capable of observing the environment, interpreting the observations, recovering from unexpected observations, and planning to achieve their goals.

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