Coordination through Joint Intentions in Industrial Multiagent Systems

  • Nick R. Jennings


My Ph.D. dissertation develops and implements a new model of multiagent coordination, called JOINT RESPONSIBILITY (Jennings 1992b), based on the notion of joint intentions. The responsibility framework was devised specifically for coordinating behavior in complex, unpredictable, and dynamic environments, such as industrial control. The need for such a principled model became apparent during the development and the application of a general-purpose cooperation framework (GRATE) to two real-world industrial applications.
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