Switching behavioral strategies for effective team formation by autonomous agent organization

Masashi Hayano, Yuki Miyashita, Toshiharu Sugawara

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Abstract

In this work, we propose agents that switch their behavioral strategy between rationality and reciprocity depending on their internal states to achieve efficient team formation. With the recent advances in computer science, mechanics, and electronics, there are an increasing number of applications with services/goals that are achieved by teams of different agents. To efficiently provide these services, the tasks to achieve a service must be allocated to agents that have the required capabilities and the agents must not be overloaded. Conventional distributed allocation methods often lead to conflicts in large and busy environments because high-capability agents are likely to be identified as the best team member by many agents, resulting in inefficiency of the entire system due to concentration of task allocation. Our proposed agents switch their strategies in accordance with their local evaluation to avoid conflicts occurring in busy environments. They also establish an organization in which a number of groups are autonomously generated in a bottom-up manner on the basis of dependability in order to avoid the conflict in advance while ignoring tasks allocated by undependable/unreliable agents. We experimentally evaluate our proposed method and analyze the structure of the organization that the agents established.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICAART 2016 - Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence
EditorsJaap van den Herik, Joaquim Filipe, Joaquim Filipe
PublisherSciTePress
Pages56-65
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9789897581724
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Jan 1
Event8th International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence, ICAART 2016 - Rome, Italy
Duration: 2016 Feb 242016 Feb 26

Publication series

NameICAART 2016 - Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence
Volume1

Other

Other8th International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence, ICAART 2016
CountryItaly
CityRome
Period16/2/2416/2/26

Keywords

  • Agent network
  • Allocation problem
  • Bottom-up organization
  • Reciprocity
  • Team formation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Control and Systems Engineering

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    Hayano, M., Miyashita, Y., & Sugawara, T. (2016). Switching behavioral strategies for effective team formation by autonomous agent organization. In J. van den Herik, J. Filipe, & J. Filipe (Eds.), ICAART 2016 - Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence (pp. 56-65). (ICAART 2016 - Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence; Vol. 1). SciTePress. https://doi.org/10.5220/0005748200560065