PRACTIONIST: a New Framework for BDI Agents

  title={PRACTIONIST: a New Framework for BDI Agents},
  author={Vito Morreale and Susanna Bonura and Giuseppe Francaviglia and Massimo Cossentino and Salvatore Gaglio},
In this paper, we present PRACTIONIST (PRACTIcal reasONIng sySTem), a new framework built on the Bratman’s theory of practical reasoning to support the development of BDI agents in Java (using JADE) with a Prolog belief base. We aims at reducing the gap between the expressive power of the BDI model and the difficulty of efficiently implementing its features. In PRACTIONIST we adopt a goal-oriented approach and stress the separation between the deliberation process and the means-ends reasoning… CONTINUE READING


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