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Strategic Responsibility Under Imperfect Information

Yazdanpanah, Vahid; Dastani, Mehdi; Jamroga, Wojciech; Alechina, Natasha; Logan, Brian

Authors

Vahid Yazdanpanah v.yazdanpanah@utwente.nl

Mehdi Dastani m.m.dastani@uu.nl

Wojciech Jamroga w.jamroga@ipipan.waw.pl

Natasha Alechina

Brian Logan



Abstract

A central issue in the specification and verification of autonomous agents and multiagent systems is the ascription of responsibility to individual agents and groups of agents. When designing a (multi)agent system, we must specify which agents or groups of agents are responsible for bringing about a particular state of affairs. Similarly, when verifying a multiagent system, we may wish to determine the responsibility of agents or groups of agents for a particular state of affairs, and the contribution of each agent to bringing about that state of affairs. In this paper, we discuss several aspects of responsibility, including strategic ability of agents, their epistemic properties, and their relationship to the evolution of the system behavior. We introduce a formal framework for reasoning about the responsibility of individual agents and agent groups in terms of the agents' strategies and epistemic properties, and state some properties of the framework.

Citation

Yazdanpanah, V., Dastani, M., Jamroga, W., Alechina, N., & Logan, B. (2019). Strategic Responsibility Under Imperfect Information. In AAMAS '19: Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and MultiAgent Systems, 592-600

Conference Name 18th International Conference on Autonomous Agent and MultiAgent Systems, AAMAS '19
Start Date May 13, 2019
End Date Jun 17, 2019
Acceptance Date Jan 23, 2019
Publication Date May 13, 2019
Deposit Date Jun 14, 2019
Publicly Available Date
Journal Proc. of the 18th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS 2019)
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Pages 592-600
Book Title AAMAS '19: Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and MultiAgent Systems
ISBN 978-1-4503-6309-9
Public URL https://nottingham-repository.worktribe.com/output/2189342
Publisher URL https://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=3331745