Title
Construction and evaluation of sociologically inspired agents in hybrid settings: approach and experimental results of the INKA project Construction and evaluation of sociologically inspired agents in hybrid settings: approach and experimental results of the INKA project
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Applied Economics
Publication type
article
Publication
Guildford ,
Subject
Economics
Source (journal)
Journal of artificial societies and social simulation / University of Surrey. Department of Sociology. - Guildford
Volume/pages
10(2007) :1 , p. 1-20
ISSN
1460-7425
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Abstract
We present an integrated approach to the modelling, implementation and examination of social agents as consecutive steps in an interdisciplinary research process. The multi-agent system developed is inspired by sociological role concepts to provide agents with the capability to negotiate on the basis of social expectations. The overall goal of our system is to allow direct interaction between agents and humans. In order to examine these hybrid constellations we developed an experimental approach, termed 'Interactivity Experiment'. An initial experiment showed that human settings, agent settings and mixed settings produce very different results, and that heterogeneous settings are superior to homogeneous settings
Full text (open access)
https://repository.uantwerpen.be/docman/irua/268e56/2395ce3a.pdf