Yoav Shoham

A new computational framework is presented, called ~agent-oriented programming~ (AOP), which can be viewed as a specialization of ~object-oriented programming~. The state of an agent consists of components such as beliefs, decisions, capabilities, and obligations; for this reason the state of an agent is called its mental state. The mental state of agents is described formally in an extension of standard epistemic logics: beside temporalizing the knowledge and belief operators, AOP introduces operators for obligation, decision, and capability. Agents are controlled by ~agent programs~, which include primitives for communicating with other agents. In the spirit of ~speech act theory~, each communication primitive is of a certain type: informing, requesting, offering, and so on. This article presents the concept of AOP, discusses the concept of mental state and its formal underpinning, defines a class of agent interpreters, and then describes in detail a specific interpreter that has been implemented.

Artificial Intelligence 60(1), pages 51-92, March 1993, Elsevier Science B.V..

@article{aop-ai60,
Author = {Shoham, Yoav},
Doi = {10.1016/0004-3702(93)90034-9},
Issn = {0004-3702},
Journal = {Artificial Intelligence},
Month = mar,
Number = 1,
Pages = {51--92},
Publisher = {Elsevier Science B.V.},
Title = {Agent-Oriented Programming},
Volume = 60,
Year = 1993}

Journals & Series

Publication

— authors

Yoav Shoham

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published

— sort

article in journal

Venue

— journal

Artificial Intelligence

— volume

60

— issue

1

— pages

51-92

— publication date

March 1993

Identifiers

— DOI

10.1016/0004-3702(93)90034-9

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0004-3702

BibTeX

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aop-ai60
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article

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