Multi-agent handling of opportunism: AWOL meets discretized 'unreal tournament'

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Abstract

A common solution to multi-agent decision problems is to commit a team of collaborating agents to a joint plan. Once committed, any deviation from the plan by an agent, is hazardous. Hence, in many such systems, agents ignore potential beneficial actions not in the plan, (even if such " opportunistic" actions increase the expected utility of the team). We model the (stochastic) tradeoff of such opportunistic actions vs. continued commitment to the joint plan, and address this issue as a formal decision problem under uncertainty. We use a modified version of the AWOL model, presented in an earlier paper, showing how it works in the context of a simplified version of the Unreal Tournament (TM) computer game. Empirical results suggest that it is faster to compute the solution to the AWOL abstraction than to solve the problem in the original domain.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2006 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages2505-2510
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)1424401003, 9781424401000
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2006
Event2006 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics - Taipei, Taiwan, Province of China
Duration: 8 Oct 200611 Oct 2006

Publication series

NameConference Proceedings - IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics
Volume3
ISSN (Print)1062-922X

Conference

Conference2006 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics
Country/TerritoryTaiwan, Province of China
CityTaipei
Period8/10/0611/10/06

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering (all)

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