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A smart contract model for agent societies (2018)
Conference Proceeding
Tumminelli, M., & Battle, S. (2018). A smart contract model for agent societies. In UK-RAS Conference: ‘Robots Working For & Among Us’ Proceedings

This paper presents a solution to the exchange of services within an agent society. We explore an open delivery chain scenario in which autonomous drones offer and subcontract delivery services to each other. Such agents are able to self-organize acc... Read More about A smart contract model for agent societies.

Conversation analysis structured dialogue for multi-domain dialogue management (2018)
Presentation / Conference
Duran, N., & Battle, S. (2018, December). Conversation analysis structured dialogue for multi-domain dialogue management. Paper presented at The International Workshop on Dialogue, Explanation and Argumentation in Human-Agent Interaction (DEXAHAI), Southampton

Dialogue state tracking is a vital component of task-oriented dialogue systems. Often, dialogue states are constrained by their target domains entity's, slots and values. Adding new domains and knowledge may require laborious hand-crafting or retrain... Read More about Conversation analysis structured dialogue for multi-domain dialogue management.

Probabilistic word association for dialogue act classification with recurrent neural networks (2018)
Book Chapter
Duran, N., & Battle, S. (2018). Probabilistic word association for dialogue act classification with recurrent neural networks. In C. Jayne, A. Likas, L. Iliadis, & G. Boracchi (Eds.), Engineering Applications of Neural Networks, 229-239. Springer

The identification of Dialogue Acts (DA) is an important aspect in determining the meaning of an utterance for many applications that require natural language understanding, and recent work using recurrent neural networks (RNN) has shown promising re... Read More about Probabilistic word association for dialogue act classification with recurrent neural networks.

Principles of robot autonomy (2018)
Presentation / Conference
Battle, S. (2018, April). Principles of robot autonomy. Paper presented at 2018 Convention of the Society for the Study of Artificial Intelligence and Simulation of Behaviour (AISB 2018)

This paper is an exploration of the theory of autonomy as set out by Francisco J. Varela in his groundbreaking book, “Principles of Biological Autonomy.” Varela argues that autonomy is an expression of a pervasive circularity, or indeed complete orga... Read More about Principles of robot autonomy.

Governing narrative events with tropes as institutional norms (2018)
Journal Article
Thompson, M., Padget, J., & Battle, S. (2018). Governing narrative events with tropes as institutional norms. Communications in Computer and Information Science, 732, 133-137. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-90418-4_11

© Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018. A narrative world can be viewed as a form of society in which characters follow a set of social norms whose collective function is to guide the characters through (the creation of)... Read More about Governing narrative events with tropes as institutional norms.

A modal logic analysis of a line-following robot (2018)
Journal Article
Battle, S., & Thompson, M. (2018). A modal logic analysis of a line-following robot. Communications in Computer and Information Science, 732, 42-55. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-90418-4_4

© Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018. The behaviour of a reactive, line-following robot is analysed using modal logic. This provides an approach that is complementary to numerical simulation, allowing us to explore the... Read More about A modal logic analysis of a line-following robot.