Andrea Omicini, Alessandro Ricci, Mirko Viroli

Human intelligence has evolved along with the use of more and more sophisticated tools, allowing Homo Faber (from Homo Habilis to Homo Sapiens Sapiens) to cope with environment changes, as well as to adapt the environment to his needs. Analogously, in this seminal paper we introduce the notion of Agens Faber, conveying the idea that agent intelligence should not be considered as separated by the agent ability to perceive and affect the environment—and so, that agent intelligence is strictly related to the artefacts that enable, mediate and govern any agent (intelligent) activity.

Along this line, we first discuss the notion of artefact for MAS in general, then we try to devise out the admissible / required / desirable features of an artefact for MAS. We elaborate on the many sorts of possible relations between agents and artefacts, focusing in particular on the issue of the rational exploitation of artefacts, and also rough out a possible taxonomy of artefacts for MAS.

Proceedings of the First International Workshop on Coordination and Organisation (CoOrg 2005), Electronic Notes in Theoretical Computer Science 150(3), pp. 21-36, 29 May 2006.
Guido Boella, Leendert van der Torre (a cura di), Elsevier Science B.V..
1st International Workshop "Coordination and Organization" (CoOrg 2005), COORDINATION 2005, Namur, Belgium, 22 April 2005. Proceedings

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Author = {Omicini, Andrea and Ricci, Alessandro and Viroli, Mirko},
Doi = {10.1016/j.entcs.2006.03.003},
Editor = {Boella, Guido and van der Torre, Leendert},
Issn = {1571-0661},
Journal = {Electronic Notes in Theoretical Computer Science},
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Note = {1st International Workshop ``Coordination and Organization'' (CoOrg 2005), COORDINATION 2005, Namur, Belgium, 22~} # apr # {~2005. Proceedings},
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Pubblicazione

— autori/autrici

Andrea Omicini, Alessandro Ricci, Mirko Viroli

— a cura di

Guido Boella, Leendert van der Torre

— stato

pubblicato

— tipo

articolo in atti

Sede di pubblicazione

— volume

Proceedings of the First International Workshop on Coordination and Organisation (CoOrg 2005)

— collana

Electronic Notes in Theoretical Computer Science 150

— data di pubblicazione

29 May 2006

— pagine

21-36

— collana

Electronic Notes in Theoretical Computer Science 150

— data di pubblicazione

29 May 2006

URL & ID

pagina originale

— DOI

10.1016/j.entcs.2006.03.003

— Scopus

2-s2.0-33646702626

— print ISSN

1571-0661

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agensfaber-entcs150
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