Israel, D. J. and Perry, J. R. and Tutiya, S. Actions and Movements, in Proceedings of IJCAI-91, Sydney, Australia, Aug 1991.
We present an account of action whose main features are that actions are content properties that agents have in virtue of (i) the bodily movements they effect and (ii) the wider circumstances in which those movements areeffected. The account includes definitions of one action being a way of doing another, and of performing one action by performing another. Although this account is intended to form part of a theory of intelligent action, including the deliberate and intentional actions of human agents or of autonomous robots, in this paper we abstract from the information processing and cognitive factors involved in such actions.
Keywords: Artificial Intelligence, Artificial Intelligence Center, AIC