Directing Agent Communities: An Initial Framework


Myers, K. L. and Morley, D. N. Directing Agent Communities: An Initial Framework, in Proceedings of the IJCAI Workshop on Autonomy, Delegation, and Control: Interacting with Autonomous Agents, Seattle, WA, 2001.


For effective use of agent communities in extended problem-solving sessions, humans must be able to both guide agent operations and understand agent progress. This paper presents a framework for directability of a community of agents by a human supervisor that focuses on three dimensions: adjustable agent autonomy, strategy preference, and community-level constraints. The paper also describes a prototype multi-agent system that applies these concepts of directability within an intelligence-gathering domain.

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