Wooldridge, Michael


Logics for Multiagent Systems

AI Magazine

We present a brief survey of logics for reasoning about multiagent systems. We focus on two paradigms: logics for cognitive models of agency, and logics used to model the strategic structure of a multiagent system.


Logics for Multiagent Systems

AI Magazine

We present a brief survey of logics for reasoning about multiagent systems. We focus on two paradigms: logics for cognitive models of agency, and logics used to model the strategic structure of a multiagent system.


Intentions in Equilibrium

AAAI Conferences

Intentions have been widely studied in AI, both in the context of decision-making within individual agents and in multi-agent systems. Work on intentions in multi-agent systems has focused on joint intention models, which characterise the mental state of agents with a shared goal engaged in teamwork. In the absence of shared goals, however, intentions play another crucial role in multi-agent activity: they provide a basis around which agents can mutually coordinate activities. Models based on shared goals do not attempt to account for or explain this role of intentions. In this paper, we present a formal model of multi-agent systems in which belief-desire-intention agents choose their intentions taking into account the intentions of others. To understand rational mental states in such a setting, we formally define and investigate notions of multi-agent intention equilibrium, which are related to equilibrium concepts in game theory.


How Inappropriately Heavyweight AI Solutions Dragged Down A Startup (and Made Me Realize that Industrial Salaries Are High for a Good Reason)

AI Magazine

Ten years ago I was a junior faculty member in a UK university, doing research into the theoretical foundations of multiagent systems. I enjoyed the research, but not the salary. The opportunity arose to work for a startup company at three times my university salary, and the company had already hired some excellent agent researchers that I knew, respected, and liked from conferences and workshops. The job seemed too good to be true; and of course, it was.


How Inappropriately Heavyweight AI Solutions Dragged Down A Startup (and Made Me Realize that Industrial Salaries Are High for a Good Reason)

AI Magazine

Ten years ago I was a junior faculty member in a UK university, doing research into the theoretical foundations of multiagent systems. I enjoyed the research, but not the salary. The opportunity arose to work for a startup company at three times my university salary, and the company had already hired some excellent agent researchers that I knew, respected, and liked from conferences and workshops. The job seemed too good to be true; and of course, it was. 


Report on the Fourth International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS 2005)

AI Magazine

The 2005 Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems Conference (AAMAS 2005) was held July 25-29, 2005, at the University of Utrecht, the Netherlands. This report reviews the activities of that conference, including the workshop and tutorial programs, the main conference and poster tracks, the industry paper track, the demonstration track and sponsor demonstration sessions, the invited talks, exhibition, doctoral mentoring program, as well the sponsorship and scholarships activities.


Report on the Fourth International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS 2005)

AI Magazine

The 2005 Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems Conference (AAMAS 2005) was held July 25-29, 2005, at the University of Utrecht, the Netherlands. This report reviews the activities of that conference, including the workshop and tutorial programs, the main conference and poster tracks, the industry paper track, the demonstration track and sponsor demonstration sessions, the invited talks, exhibition, doctoral mentoring program, as well the sponsorship and scholarships activities.


Report on the Second International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems

AI Magazine

The Second International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS-03) was held in Melbourne, Australia, in July 2003. Attracting nearly 500 delegates, the event confirmed AAMAS as the academic main event for researchers with an interest in multiagent systems. We summarize the conference highlights and report on the associated workshops, tutorials, and emerging trends.