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"The MicroPsi agent architecture describes the interaction of emotion, motivation and cognition of situated agents, mainly based on the Psi theory of Dietrich Dörner. " The architecture also makes use of BDI (Belief, Desire, Intention) ideas.

Research Group

The research is done by the MicroPsi Project of the Universität Osnabrück and the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, which is lead by Joscha Bach.

Systems built from this architecture

MicroPsi is the only system. The project group has opened up the source code, so anyone can make additional modules.

Supported Cognitive Faculties

  • Goal-directed behavior and planning
  • Emotion
  • Long Term Memory
  • Workspace
  • Perception
  • Action
  • Motivation

The architecture: main data-flow, main control-flow

No known software architecture comes to mind when viewing MicroPsi's architecture. It is a form of Distributed Computing. The control flow seems to be combination of Emulated Parallel and Event Based.


Major articles