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A Stochastic Belief Management Architecture for Agent Control

2017

  • Authors:
    Gavin Rens , Tommie Meyer , Deshen Moodley

    Publication date:
    2017

    Institution:
    CSIR Meraka Institute, UCT

    Output type:
    Workshop paper

    Abstract:

    We propose an architecture for agent control, where the agent stores its beliefs and environment models as logical sentences. Given successive observations, the agent’s current state (of beliefs) is maintained by a combination of probability, POMDP and belief change theory. Two existing logics are employed for knowledge representation and reasoning: the stochastic decision logic of Rens et al. (2015) and p-logic of Zhuanget al. (2017) (a restricted version of a logic designedby Fagin et al. (1990)). The proposed architecture assumes two streams of observations: active, which correspond to agent intentions and passive, which is received without the agent’s direct involvement. Stochastic uncertainty, and ignorance due to lack of information are both dealt with in the architecture. Planning, and learning of environment models are assumed present but are not covered in this proposal.

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