AAAI Publications, 2015 AAAI Spring Symposium Series

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Multi-Agent Action Modeling Through Action Sequences And Perspective Fluents
Chitta Baral, Gregory Gelfond, Enrico Pontelli, Tran Cao Son

Last modified: 2015-03-12


Actions in a multi-agent setting have complex characteristics. They may not only affect the real world, but also affect the knowledge and beliefs of agents in the world. In many cases, the effect on the beliefs or knowledge of an agent is not due to that agent actively doing some actions, but could be simply the result of that agent’s perspective in terms of where it is looking. In dynamic epistemic logic (DEL), such multi-agent actions are expressed as complex constructs or as Kripke model type structures. This paper uses the multi-agent action language mA+ to show how one can take advantage of some of the perspective fluents of the world to model com- plex actions, in the sense of DEL, as simple action sequences. The paper describes several plan modules using such actions. Such plan modules will be helpful in planning for belief and knowledge goals in a multi-agent setting, as planning from scratch would often be prohibitively time consuming.


reasoning abotu action and change; action language; reasoning about knowledge and belief

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