Making Friends on the Fly: Advances in Ad Hoc Teamwork

  • Samuel Barrett

Part of the Studies in Computational Intelligence book series (SCI, volume 603)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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  10. Back Matter
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About this book


This book is devoted to the encounter and interaction of agents such as robots with other agents and describes how they cooperate with their previously unknown teammates, forming an Ad Hoc team. It presents a new algorithm, PLASTIC, that allows agents to quickly adapt to new teammates by reusing knowledge learned from previous teammates.  PLASTIC is instantiated in both a model-based approach, PLASTIC-Model, and a policy-based approach, PLASTIC-Policy.  In addition to reusing knowledge learned from previous teammates, PLASTIC also allows users to provide expert-knowledge and can use transfer learning (such as the new TwoStageTransfer algorithm) to quickly create models of new teammates when it has some information about its new teammates. The effectiveness of the algorithm is demonstrated on three domains, ranging from multi-armed bandits to simulated robot soccer games.


Ad Hoc Teamwork Computational Intelligence Cooperating with Unknown Agents Multiagent Algorithms Multiagent Coordination

Authors and affiliations

  • Samuel Barrett
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  1. 1.Kiva SystemsNorth ReadingUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-18068-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-18069-4
  • Series Print ISSN 1860-949X
  • Series Online ISSN 1860-9503
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