Human-Agent Collaboration: A Goal-Based BDI Approach

  • Salma Noorunnisa
  • Dennis JarvisEmail author
  • Jacqueline Jarvis
  • Marcus Watson
Conference paper
Part of the Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies book series (SIST, volume 96)


The Belief-Desire-Intention (BDI) model of agency has been a popular choice for the modelling of goal-based behaviour for both individual agents and more recently, teams of agents. Numerous frameworks have been developed since the model was first proposed in the early 1980s. However, while the more recent frameworks support a delegative model of agent/agent and human/agent collaboration, no frameworks support a general model of collaboration. Given the importance of collaboration in the development of practical semi-autonomous agent applications, we consider this to constitute a major limitation of traditional BDI frameworks. In this paper, we present GORITE, a novel BDI framework that by employing explicit goal representations, overcomes many of the limitations of traditional frameworks. In terms of human/agent collaboration, key requirements are identified and through the use of a representative but simple example, the ability of GORITE to address those requirements is demonstrated.


Human-agent collaboration BDI Multi-agent systems 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Salma Noorunnisa
    • 1
  • Dennis Jarvis
    • 1
    Email author
  • Jacqueline Jarvis
    • 1
  • Marcus Watson
    • 2
  1. 1.Centre for Intelligent Systems, Central Queensland UniversityBrisbaneAustralia
  2. 2.School of PsychologyUniversity of QueenslandSt. LuciaAustralia

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