Myers, K. and Yorke-Smith, N. A Cognitive Framework for Delegation to an Assistive User Agent, in Proceedings of AAAI 2005 Fall Symposium on Mixed-Initiative Problem Solving Assistants, AAAI Press, pp. 94-99, Nov 2005.
We present a BDI-based framework for a cognitive agent that acts as an assistant to a human user by performing tasks on her behalf. This framework accommodates: (1) user delegation of tasks to the agent, which may be inconsistent or infeasible or both, and (2) user-specified guidance and preferences on the execution and management of these tasks, which we call advice. Within this delegative BDI model, we propose a combined mechanism for the problems of goal adoption and commitment revision, with the aim of a well-founded, practical framework for an assistive agent with extended life-cycle.