Constraining autonomy through norms

Luck, Michael; d'Inverno, Mark and López y López, Fabiola. 2002. 'Constraining autonomy through norms'. In: Proceedings of the first international joint conference on Autonomous agents and multiagent systems: part 2. New York, NY, United States. [Conference or Workshop Item]

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Despite many efforts to understand why and how norms can be incorporated into agents and multi-agent systems, there are still several gaps that must be filled. This paper focuses on one of the most important processes concerned with norms, namely that of norm compliance. However, instead of taking a static view of norms in which norms are straightforwardly complied with, we adopt a more dynamic view in which an agent's motivations, and therefore its autonomy, play an important role. We analyse the motivations that an agent might have to comply with norms, and then formally propose a set of strategies for use by agents in norm-based systems. Finally, through some simulation experiments, the effects of autonomous norm compliance in both individual agents and societies are analysed.

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27 Aug 2013 13:55

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