Team Oriented Programming and Proxy Agents: The Next Generation

Paul Scerri, D. Pynadath, N. Schurr, A. Farinelli, S. Gandhe, and M. Tambe
Proceedings of 1st international workshop on Programming Multiagent Systems, 2004.


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Abstract
Coordination between large teams of highly heterogeneous entities will change the way complex goals are pursued in real world environments. One approach to achieving the required coordination in such teams is to give each team member a proxy that assumes routine coordination activities on behalf of its team member. Despite that approach's success, as we attempt to apply this first generation of proxy architecture to larger teams in more challenging environments, some limitations become clear. In this paper, we present initial efforts on the next generation of proxy architecture and Team Oriented Programming (TOP), called Machinetta. Machinetta aims to overcome the limitations of the previous generation of proxies and allow effective coordination between very large teams of highly heterogeneous agents. We describe the principles underlying the design of the Machinetta proxies and present initial results from two domains.

Notes
Associated Center(s) / Consortia: Center for Integrated Manfacturing Decision Systems
Associated Lab(s) / Group(s): Advanced Agent - Robotics Technology Lab
Number of pages: 19

Text Reference
Paul Scerri, D. Pynadath, N. Schurr, A. Farinelli, S. Gandhe, and M. Tambe, "Team Oriented Programming and Proxy Agents: The Next Generation," Proceedings of 1st international workshop on Programming Multiagent Systems, 2004.

BibTeX Reference
@inproceedings{Scerri_2004_4888,
   author = "Paul Scerri and D. Pynadath and N. Schurr and A. Farinelli and S. Gandhe and M. Tambe",
   title = "Team Oriented Programming and Proxy Agents: The Next Generation",
   booktitle = "Proceedings of 1st international workshop on Programming Multiagent Systems",
   year = "2004",
}