A Formal Framework for Agency and Autonomy

  title={A Formal Framework for Agency and Autonomy},
  author={Michael Luck and Mark d'Inverno},
With the recent rapid growth of interest in MultiAgent Systems, both in arti cial intelligence and software engineering, has come an associated di culty concerning basic terms and concepts. In particular, the terms agency and autonomy are used with increasing frequency to denote di erent notions with di erent connotations. In this paper we lay the foundations for a principled theory of agency and autonomy, and specify the relationship between them. Using the Z speci cation language, we describe… CONTINUE READING

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