Techniques and Directions for Building Very Large Agent Teams

Paul Scerri, Joseph Andrew Giampapa, and Katia Sycara
2005 International Conference on Integration of Knowledge Intensive Multi-Agent Systems, KIMAS'05: Modeling, Exploration, and Engineering, April, 2005, pp. 79--84.


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Abstract
We have developed probabilistic algorithms that leverage the associates network for distributed plan instantiation, role allocation, information sharing and adjustable autonomy with a team. By developing such new algorithms, we have been able to build teams of hundreds of cooperating agents, and test specific behaviors among tens of thousands of agents. In this paper, we describe the algorithms that we have developed, the tests that we subjected them to, and sketch some of the key challenges that remain to be addressed.

Keywords
large scale teamwork, distributed plan instantiation, role allocation, information sharing, adjustable autonomy

Notes
Sponsor: AFOSR
Grant ID: P.O. Box 1331, Piscataway, NJ 08855--1331
Associated Center(s) / Consortia: Center for Integrated Manfacturing Decision Systems
Associated Lab(s) / Group(s): Advanced Agent - Robotics Technology Lab
Associated Project(s): Cooperative Attack Munition Real Time Assessment and AFOSR PRET: Information Fusion for Command and Control: The Translation of Raw Data To Actionable Knowledge and Decision
Number of pages: 6

Text Reference
Paul Scerri, Joseph Andrew Giampapa, and Katia Sycara, "Techniques and Directions for Building Very Large Agent Teams," 2005 International Conference on Integration of Knowledge Intensive Multi-Agent Systems, KIMAS'05: Modeling, Exploration, and Engineering, April, 2005, pp. 79--84.

BibTeX Reference
@inproceedings{Scerri_2005_5052,
   author = "Paul Scerri and Joseph Andrew Giampapa and Katia Sycara",
   editor = "Craig Thompson and Henry Hexmoor",
   title = "Techniques and Directions for Building Very Large Agent Teams",
   booktitle = "2005 International Conference on Integration of Knowledge Intensive Multi-Agent Systems, KIMAS'05: Modeling, Exploration, and Engineering",
   pages = "79--84",
   publisher = "IEEE Boston Section",
   address = "P.O. Box 1331, Piscataway, NJ 08855--1331",
   month = "April",
   year = "2005",
}