Foundations of human-agent collaboration
Situation-relevant information sharing
New techniques in collaborative systems for representing and reasoning about joint task achievement.
There is a pressing need for the development of new techniques in collaborative systems for representing and reasoning about joint task achievement in dynamic environments. As automated systems become more sophisticated in their capabilities, the design of effective interaction with human operators becomes more demanding (eg: this Toyota Announcement).
This project tackles a challenging problem faced in collaborative systems. Human-agent robotic teamwork, also termed human-automation teamwork, involving teams comprised of software agents, robots and humans, is increasingly being exploited to carry out tasks such as remote management of air or ground vehicles, and robot-assisted search and rescue operations. Such use of software assistants and physical robots to support human activities will increase in coming years. When action outcomes can be uncertain, successful collaborative activity cannot be fully pre-scripted, but must allow for adjustment as events unfold.
The goal of this project is to discover new algorithms and software prototypes that will support the development of human-automation teams that can coordinate and collaborate in fast changing task environments.
Multi-agent epistemic planning with proper doxastic knowledge bases
Research on epistemic planning implemented in the Hattari board game
Related venues and groups
- Journal of Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems
- Journal of Human-Robot Interaction
- International Journal of Social Robotics
Conferences / symposia / workshops
- Lorentz Workshop: To Be Announced! Synthesis of Epistemic Protocols
- IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication
- International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems
- International Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling
- International Conference on Social Robotics
- International Conference on Principles and Practice of Multi-Agent Systems
- International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction
- AAAI 2014 Fall Symposium on AI for Human-Robot Interaction
- AAAI 2015 Spring Symposium on Turn-taking and Coordination in Human-Machine Interaction
- HART Workshop - Human-Agent-Robot Teamwork: Tools and Methods for Designers
Funding source: ARC Grant DP130102825
Project time frame: 2013–2015