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Multi-Agent Assumption-based Planning

Abstract : The purpose of this paper is to introduce a dialectical theory for plan synthesis based on a multi-agent approach. This approach is a promising way to devise systems based on agent planners in which the production of a global shared plan is obtained by conjecture/refutation cycles. Contrary to classical approaches, our contribution relies on agents' dialectical reasoning: in order to take into account partial knowledge and heterogeneous skills of agents, we propose to consider the planning problem as a defeasible reasoning where agents exchange proposals and counter-proposals and are able to conjecture i.e., formulate plan steps based on hypothetical states of the world. The dialogue between agents is a joint investigation process allowing agents to progressively prune objections, solve conjectures and elaborate solutions step by step.
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Damien Pellier, Humbert Fiorino. Multi-Agent Assumption-based Planning. International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Jul 2005, Edinburgh, United Kingdom. pp.1717-1718. ⟨hal-00981710v2⟩



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