Title

Adjustable Autonomy Challenges in Personal Assistant Agents: A Position Paper

Publication Type

Book Chapter

Publication Date

2006

Abstract

The successful integration and acceptance of many multi-agent systems into daily lives crucially depends on the ability to develop effective policies for adjustable autonomy. Adjustable autonomy encompasses the strategies by which an agent selects the appropriate entity (itself, a human user, or another agent) to make a decision at key moments when an action is required. We present two formulations that address this issue: user-based and agent-based autonomy. Furthermore, we discuss the current and future implications on systems composed of personal assistant agents, where autonomy issues are of vital interest.

Discipline

Artificial Intelligence and Robotics | Business | Operations Research, Systems Engineering and Industrial Engineering

Research Areas

Intelligent Systems and Decision Analytics

Publication

Agents and Computational Autonomy: Potential, Risks, and Solutions

Editor

Nickles, Matthias; Rovatsos, Michael; Weiss, Gerhard

First Page

187

Last Page

194

ISBN

9783540259282

Identifier

10.1007/978-3-540-25928-2_15

Publisher

Springer Verlag

City or Country

Berlin

Additional URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-25928-2_15