Intentions in Equilibrium

John Grant, Sarit Kraus, Michael Wooldridge

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Abstract

Intentions have been widely studied in AI, both in the context of decision-making within individual agents and in multiagent systems. Work on intentions in multi-agent systems has focused on joint intention models, which characterise the mental state of agents with a shared goal engaged in teamwork. In the absence of shared goals, however, intentions play another crucial role in multi-agent activity: they provide a basis around which agents can mutually coordinate activities. Models based on shared goals do not attempt to account for or explain this role of intentions. In this paper, we present a formal model of multi-agent systems in which belief-desire-intention agents choose their intentions taking into account the intentions of others. To understand rational mental states in such a setting, we formally define and investigate notions of multi-agent intention equilibrium, which are related to equilibrium concepts in game theory.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 24th AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence, AAAI 2010
PublisherAAAI press
Pages786-791
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781577354642
StatePublished - 15 Jul 2010
Event24th AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence, AAAI 2010 - Atlanta, United States
Duration: 11 Jul 201015 Jul 2010

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 24th AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence, AAAI 2010

Conference

Conference24th AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence, AAAI 2010
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityAtlanta
Period11/07/1015/07/10

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© 2010, Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (www.aaai.org). All rights reserved.

Funding

∗This research is based upon work supported in part by NSF grant 0705587 and under ISF grant 1357/07. Copyright ©c 2010, Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (www.aaai.org). All rights reserved.

FundersFunder number
National Science Foundation0705587
Iowa Science Foundation1357/07

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