Goal specification is an important aspect of designing autonomous agents. A goal does not only refer to the set of states for the agent to reach. A goal also defines restrictions on the paths the agent should follow. Temporal logics are widely used in goal specification. However, they lack the ability to represent goals in a non-deterministic domain, goals that change non-monotonically, and goals with preferences. This dissertation defines new goal specification languages by extending temporal logics to address these issues.
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- Partial requirement for: Ph.D., Arizona State University, 2010Note typethesis
- Includes bibliographical references (p. 177-189)Note typebibliography
- Field of study: Computer science