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Robot Shaping: Developing Autonomous Agents Through Learning
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In this paper, we explore the use of reinforcement learning to “shape” a robot to perform a predefined target behavior. Expand
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A commitment-based approach to agent speech acts and conversations
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This paper presents the main elements of Albatross, an agent communication language whose definition is currently under development. Expand
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Operational specification of a commitment-based agent communication language
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We propose an operational method to express the meaning of messages exchanged among agents that interact in open environments using the social notion of commitment. Expand
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Robot Shaping: An Experiment in Behavior Engineering
From the Publisher: foreword by Lashon Booker "[This] book gives a clear and comprehensive exposition of [the authors] extensive experience in integrating reinforcement learning and autonomousExpand
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A COMMITMENT-BASED APPROACH TO AGENT COMMUNICATION
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In this paper, we propose an operational method for the definition of the semantics of agent communication languages based on the notion of social commitment. Expand
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A logical model of social commitment for agent communication
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We propose a logical framework for the definition of ACL semantics based upon the concept of (social) commitment, by means of which agents create and manipulate commitments, provided certain contextual conditions hold. Expand
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What Is a Learning Classifier System?
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We asked "What is a Learning Classifier System" to some of the best-known researchers in the field. Expand
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Behavior analysis and training-a methodology for behavior engineering
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We propose Behavior Engineering as a new technological area whose aim is to provide methodologies and tools for developing autonomous robots. Expand
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Using WordNet to turn a Folksonomy into a Hierarchy of Concepts
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We propose an application that filters del.icio.us keywords through the WordNet hierarchy of concepts, to enrich the possibilities of navigation. Expand
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Agent communication and artificial institutions
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In this paper we propose an application-independent model for the definition of artificial institutions that can be used to define open multi-agent systems. Expand
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