The MicroPsi Agent Architecture
The MicroPsi agent architecture describes the interaction of emotion, motivation and cognition of situated agents based on the Psi theory of Dietrich Drner. This theory touches on a number of questions, particularly about perception, representation and bounded rationality, in very interesting ways, but being formulated within psychology, has had relatively little impact on the discussion of agents within computer science. MicroPsi is an attempt to address this by formulating the original theory in a more abstract and formal way, at the same time enhancing it with additional concepts for building of ontological categories and attention. This paper gives an introduction into MicroPsi components and representation.