TitleA Coherence-Driven approach to Action Selection
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsJoseph S, Sierra C, Schorlemmer M
Conference NameProceedings of the IJCAI-09 Workshop on Nonmonotonic Reasoning, Action and Change (NRAC 2009)
Conference LocationPasadena, California, USA
Date Published11/07/2009
ISBN Number978-0-9802840-7-2

n this paper, we propose a coherence-driven approach to action selection in agents. The mechanism is inspired by the cognitive theory of coherence as proposed by Thagard . Based on a proposal to extend BDI agents with coherence, we interpret, how action selection can be viewed as a coherence-maximising problem. Contrasted against the classical BDI approach to action selection where actions are selected against a pre-determined set of beliefs and desires, this method offers a dynamic view of the cognitions of an agent, where a set of beliefs desires and intentions are selected together to keep the coherence of the agent. We illustrate the approach by simulating how a coherence-driven robot selects its next action to pursue.