Mirgita Frasheri is a PhD student in the Robotics group at Mälardalen University, Västerås, Sweden. Mirgita received her B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Computer Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Tirana, Albania in 2012 and 2014 respectively. After graduation, in 2015 she started her PhD studies at Mälardalen University. In 2018 Mirgita defended her Licentiate thesis, titled "Collaborative Adaptive Autonomous Agents". Mirgita's research topic covers adaptive autonomy, agent frameworks, and collaboration between agents.
Intelligent agents are usually defined as autonomous software entities capable of perceiving and acting on
their environment, with various degrees of learning and adaptation skills, which may or not be embodied, i.e.
having a physical a body through which to act. The element of autonomy can refer to degrees of self-
sufficiency (ability to do a task without help) and self-directedness (ability to decide on ones own goals).
Moreover, autonomy can be defined in terms of dependence theory. It states that in case an agent A
lacks a means to achieve a goal and depends on another agent B for it, then A is not
autonomous from B with respect to that means. Also, dependencies between agents may change during
run-time, thus their autonomy also changes. Adaptive autonomy (AA) allows agents to decide on their own
autonomy levels based on specific circumstances. This research tackles the problem of determining when an
agent should change its autonomy and enter into collaboration with other agents. To this end, firstly, a high-
level agent framework is proposed which models the agent's internal operation. Secondly, the adaptive
autonomous behavior is achieved by introducing the parameter of willingness to interact, composed of the
willingness to ask for and give assistance. The willingness to interact defines both aspects of an interaction.
In order to calculate the willingness, a mathematical model is being developed.
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[Google Scholar author page] Latest publications:
Adaptive Autonomy in a Search and Rescue Scenario
(Sep 2018) Mirgita Frasheri , Baran Çürüklü, Mikael Ekström, Alessandro Papadopoulos 12th IEEE International Conference on Self-Adaptive and Self-Organizing Systems (SASO 2018)
Collaborative Adaptive Autonomous Agents
(Sep 2018) Mirgita Frasheri
Test Agents: Adaptive, Autonomous and Intelligent Test Cases
(Feb 2018) Eduard Paul Enoiu, Mirgita Frasheri Computing Research Repository (CoRR)
Comparison Between Static and Dynamic Willingness to Interact in Adaptive Autonomous Agents
(Feb 2018) Mirgita Frasheri , Baran Çürüklü, Mikael Ekström 10th International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence (ICAART'18)
Analysis of Perceived Helpfulness in Adaptive Autonomous Agent Populations
(Jan 2018) Mirgita Frasheri , Baran Çürüklü, Mikael Ekström LNCS Transactions on Computational Collective Intelligence (LNCS TCCI)
Failure Analysis for Adaptive Autonomous Agents using Petri Nets
(Sep 2017) Mirgita Frasheri , LanAnh Trinh, Baran Çürüklü, Mikael Ekström 11th Joint Agent-oriented Workshops in Synergy (FedCSIS Conference) (JAWS'17)