A game theoretic approach to ad-hoc coalitions in human-robot societies

Tathagata Chakraborti, Venkata Vamsikrishna Meduri, Vivek Dondeti, Subbarao Kambhampati

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As robots evolve into fully autonomous agents, settings involving human-robot teams will evolve into humanrobot societies, where multiple independent agents and teams, both humans and robots, coexist and work in harmony. Given such a scenario, the question we ask is - How can two or more such agents dynamically form coalitions or teams for mutual benefit with minimal prior coordination? In this work, we provide a game theoretic solution to address this problem. We will first look at a situation with full information, provide approximations to compute the extensive form game more efficiently, and then extend the formulation to account for scenarios when the human is not totally confident of its potential partner's intentions. Finally we will look at possible extensions of the game, that can capture different aspects of decision making with respect to ad-hoc coalition formation in human-robot societies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationWS-16-01
Subtitle of host publicationArtificial Intelligence Applied to Assistive Technologies and Smart Environments; WS-16-02: AI, Ethics, and Society; WS-16-03: Artificial Intelligence for Cyber Security; WS-16-04: Artificial Intelligence for Smart Grids and Smart Buildings; WS-16-05: Beyond NP; WS-16-06: Computer Poker and Imperfect Information Games; WS-16-07: Declarative Learning Based Programming; WS-16-08: Expanding the Boundaries of Health Informatics Using AI; WS-16-09: Incentives and Trust in Electronic Communities; WS-16-10: Knowledge Extraction from Text; WS-16-11: Multiagent Interaction without Prior Coordination; WS-16-12: Planning for Hybrid Systems; WS-16-13: Scholarly Big Data: AI Perspectives, Challenges, and Ideas; WS-16-14: Symbiotic Cognitive Systems; WS-16-15: World Wide Web and Population Health Intelligence
PublisherAI Access Foundation
Number of pages7
VolumeWS-16-01 - WS-16-15
ISBN (Electronic)9781577357599
StatePublished - 2016
Event30th AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence, AAAI 2016 - Phoenix, United States
Duration: Feb 12 2016Feb 17 2016


Other30th AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence, AAAI 2016
Country/TerritoryUnited States

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering


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