Technical Report: DCC-2005-09

Towards an Architecture for Emotional BDI Agents

David Pereira* , Eugénio Oliveira+ and Nelma Moreira*

* DCC-FC & LIACC, Universidade do Porto
R. do Campo Alegre 823, 4150-180 Porto, Portugal
Phone: +351 21 2948536, Fax: +351 21 2948541
E-mail: {dpereira,nam}

+ NIAD&R-FEUP & LIACC, Universidade do Porto
Rua Dr. Roberto Frias, 4200-465 Porto, Portugal
Phone: +351 22 508184, Fax: +351 22 5081443

July 2005


In this report we present the Emotional-BDI architecture, an extension to the BDI architecture supporting Artificial Emotions and including internal representations for agent's Capabilities and Resources. The architecture we present here, is conceptual, defining which components should exist so that Emotional- BDI agents can use Effective Capabilities as well as Effective Resources in order to better cope with highly dynamic environments.

Keywords: BDI Agents, Artificial Emotions.