On 12/18/2012 8:05 AM, Alberto G. Corona wrote:
Suppose that you are in charge of the software of a social robot. I mean a robot that live with other robots that collaborate to solve problems. These robots must repair themselves, with pieces that are located in the field. these pieces are scarce or they are not for free, and some groups of robots want your own pieces for them, so finally the robots arrange themselves in groups of collaborators that try to fabricate pieces and protect them from the attacks of other groups. Things become more complicated, since, for better defense and/or fabrication and/or attack the groups become bigger, and some subgroups are formed iinside, in order to have privileged access to valuable pieces in detriment of the other members of the big group.


At a point in the programing, you have to deal with comunication of each robot with the fellow robots. As a result of this comunication, you must evaluate if what is communicated to you is true of false. If true it is hold in the list of true statements. If not, it is rejected. The true statements will be used for the elaboration of social behaviours intended to obtain pieces and to maintain the group of collaborators, the fabrication, ownership, and maybe robbery of new pieces for the future. Or else, the group will die, the robot will die and its lists of truths too.

Since you know that finally the social robots will end in arrangements of collaborators in the way I described above, T How would you design the evaluator iof true and false statements.?

An interesting and complex problem. You wouldn't just evaluate some as 'true' and discard the others. You'd keep all (or at least many) of them and assign them degrees of credence according to criterea like: Who said it? Has he been truthful before? Who would belief in the statement help or hurt? How does it comport with other statements? Can I check any part of it independently?...

Brent

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