Intentions and Rational Commitment

  title={Intentions and Rational Commitment},
  author={Anand S. Rao and Michael P � George},
Intentions, an integral part of the mental state of an agent, play an important role in determining the behaviour of rational agents as they seek to attain their goals. In this paper, a formalization of intention based on rational commitment is presented. The formalization is based on a branching-time possible-worlds semantics for beliefs, goals, and intentions, upon which conditions are imposed to capture the notion of rational commitment. It is shown how the formalism realizes many of the… CONTINUE READING
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