A Coherent Teamwork Model in a Dynamic Environment

M. Goyal and N. Parameswaran, The University of New South Wales, Australia

A team is a unique example of collection of agents held in dynamic and functional relationships over brief periods of time by mutual belief and joint commitment. The central hypothesis in this paper is that for effective teamwork, agents should be provided with explicit time lines and an underlying model of teamwork based on a concept of team knowledge. The model also emphasizes on the team agent architecture as its core to allow explicit and coherent team behavior. The application and implementation of this model to a virtual fire-fighting domain (FFAGENTS) has revealed a promising prospect in developing team agents.

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