Authors: Jan Treur, Muhammad Umair
Addresses: Department of Artificial Intelligence, VU University Amsterdam, De Boelelaan 1081, 1081 HV Amsterdam, The Netherlands. ' Department of Artificial Intelligence, VU University Amsterdam, De Boelelaan 1081, 1081 HV Amsterdam, The Netherlands; COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, M.A. Jinnah Building Defence Road, Off Raiwind Road, 54000, Lahore, Pakistan
Abstract: The environments in which agents are used often may be described by dynamical models, e.g., in the form of a set of differential equations. In this paper, an agent model is proposed that can perform model-based reasoning about the environment, based on a numerical (dynamical system) model of the environment. Moreover, it does so in an adaptive manner by adjusting the parameter values in the environment model that represent believed environmental characteristics, thus, adapting these beliefs to the real characteristics of the environment.
Keywords: agent models; adaptive models; environmental dynamics; dynamical systems; model-based reasoning; environmental characteristics; differential equations; dynamic modelling.
International Journal of Intelligent Information and Database Systems, 2011 Vol.5 No.3, pp.201 - 228
Received: 27 May 2010
Accepted: 06 Sep 2010
Published online: 21 Oct 2014 *