Execution Monitoring in Agent Teams


Berry, P. M. and Wilkins, D. E. and Lee, T. J. Execution Monitoring in Agent Teams, in Proceedings of 2nd Annual Symposium on Autonomous Intelligent Networks and Systems (AINS), , Menlo Park, California, 2003.


An increasing need exists for automated support for monitoring the activity of distributed teams of cooperating agents, both human and machine. We characterize the domain-independent challenges posed by this problem, and describe how properties of domains influence the challenges and their solutions. We describe a monitoring framework for integrating many domain-specific and task-specific monitoring techniques and then using the concept of value of an alert to avoid operator overload. We describe an implementation of this framework in teams of autonomous ground and air vehicles.

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