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Vers des agents cognitifs, affectifs et sociaux dans la simulation

Mathieu Bourgais 1
1 MIND - LITIS - Equipe Multi-agent, Interaction, Décision
LITIS - Laboratoire d'Informatique, de Traitement de l'Information et des Systèmes
Abstract : Over the last few years, the use of agent-based simulations to study social systems has spread to many domains (e.g. geography, ecology, sociology, economy). These simulations aim to reproduce real life situations involving human beings and thus need to integrate complex agents to match the behavior of the people simulated. Therefore, notions such as cognition, emotions, personality, social relations or norms have to be taken into account, but currently there is no agent architecture that could incorporate all these features and be used by the majority of modelers, including those with low levels of skills in programming. In this thesis, the BEN (Behavior with Emotions and Norms) architecture is introduced to tackle this issue. It is a modular architecture based on the BDI model of cognition featuring modules for adding emotions, emotional contagion, personality, social relations and norms to agent behavior. These behavioral dimensions are formalised in a way so they may operate together to produce a believable behavior in the context of social simulations. The architecture is implemented into the GAMA simulation platform in order to make it usable by the social simulation community. Finally, BEN is used to study two cases of evacuation of a nightclub on fire, showing it is currently usable throught its implementation into GAMA and it enables modelers to reproduce real life situations involving human actors.
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Mathieu Bourgais. Vers des agents cognitifs, affectifs et sociaux dans la simulation. Intelligence artificielle [cs.AI]. Normandie Université, 2018. Français. ⟨tel-01959903v2⟩



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