© 2003

Agent Autonomy

  • Henry Hexmoor
  • Cristiano Castelfranchi
  • Rino Falcone

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Henry Hexmoor, Cristiano Castelfranchi, Rino Falcone
    Pages 1-10
  3. Michael Luck, Mark D’Inverno, Steve Munroe
    Pages 11-28
  4. K. S. Barber, I. M. Gamba, C. E. Martin
    Pages 29-54
  5. Sviatoslav Braynov, Henry Hexmoor
    Pages 55-73
  6. Cristiano Castelfranchi, Rino Falcone
    Pages 103-136
  7. Stan Franklin, Lee Mccauley
    Pages 159-183
  8. Karen L. Myers, David N. Morley
    Pages 185-209
  9. Paul Scerri, David Pynadath, Melind Tambe
    Pages 211-241
  10. Jeffrey M. Bradshaw, Maarten Sierhuis, Alessandro Acquisti, Paul Feltovich, Robert Hoffman, Renia Jeffers et al.
    Pages 243-280
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 281-288

About this book


Autonomy is a characterizing notion of agents, and intuitively it is rather unambiguous. The quality of autonomy is recognized when it is perceived or experienced, yet it is difficult to limit autonomy in a definition. The desire to build agents that exhibit a satisfactory quality of autonomy includes agents that have a long life, are highly independent, can harmonize their goals and actions with humans and other agents, and are generally socially adept. Agent Autonomy is a collection of papers from leading international researchers that approximate human intuition, dispel false attributions, and point the way to scholarly thinking about autonomy. A wide array of issues about sharing control and initiative between humans and machines, as well as issues about peer level agent interaction, are addressed.


DEX Factor agents character control cooperation decision making framework interaction variable

Editors and affiliations

  • Henry Hexmoor
    • 1
  • Cristiano Castelfranchi
    • 2
  • Rino Falcone
    • 2
  1. 1.University of ArkansasItaly
  2. 2.National Research CouncilItaly

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Agent Autonomy
  • Editors Henry Hexmoor
    Cristiano Castelfranchi
    Rino Falcone
  • Series Title Multiagent Systems, Artificial Societies, and Simulated Organizations
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4020-7402-8
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4613-4833-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4419-9198-0
  • Series ISSN 1568-2617
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VI, 288
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Artificial Intelligence
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