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A Virtual Prolog Approach to Implementing Beliefs, Desires and Intentions in Animat Agents

K. A. Hawick, H. A. James and C. J. Scogings

Archived June 2005

Abstract

Simulating a system of agents that navigate in a physical space is a challenging problem when the environment is sophisticated and the number of agents involved is large. We describe experiments in establishing a ``virtual Prolog engine'' in each agent in a simulation and the scalability and performance issues with such an approach. We report on experiments with a simple predator-prey animat model and discuss how this approach allows us to impart a degree of reasoning and intelligence to what are otherwise very simple animat agents.

Keywords: animat agents; beliefs, desires and intentions; physical navigation and reasoning.

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@INPROCEEDINGS{CSTN-022,
  author = {K. A. Hawick and H. A. James and C. J. Scogings},
  title = {A Virtual Prolog Approach to Implementing Beliefs, Desires and Intentions
	in Animat Agents},
  booktitle = {Proc 18th Australian Joint Conference on Advances in Artificial Intelligence
	(AI'05)},
  year = {2005},
  editor = {Shichao Zhang and Ray Jarvis},
  number = {LNAI 3809},
  series = {CSTN-022},
  address = {Sydney, Australia},
  month = {5-8 December},
  publisher = {Springer},
  note = {ISSN 0302-9743, ISBN 3-540-30462-2},
  doi = {10.1007/11589990_95}
}


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