Accession Number:

ADA394627

Title:

ADAPTEAM: Teaming and Information Sharing Among Adaptive Battlefield Agents

Descriptive Note:

Final performance rept.

Corporate Author:

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA MARINA DEL REY INFORMATION SCIENCES INST

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2001-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

38.0

Abstract:

The ADAPTEAM project is to research and develop new techniques for Agent Adaptation in multi-agent systems. Such techniques must deal with the problems of team representation for agile organizational changes, collaboration among teammates for best knowledge sharing and task distribution, monitoring and detecting deficiencies in team performance, and rectifying and improving team knowledge and organizational structures. During the period of 0797-0301, the project has developed a graph representation for agent teams, where an adaptable organization is represented by roles nodes, role-relationships edges, and role-assignment task distribution. A negotiation technique is developed for detecting and resolving conflict and inconsistent beliefs among agents and inspired a new research project for the Autonomous Negotiating Targets ANT program in DARPAITO. A distributed algorithm for monitoring team performance is developed and shown to be sound and complete see the PhD dissertation at httpwww.cs.cmu.edu-galkPublications. Furthermore, a distributed technique for dynamic task re-allocation is developed and experimented in distributed constraint satisfaction problems. Finally, the PI invented a new technique called Digital Hormones for distributed control in self-reconfigurable systems. A U.S. Patent Disclosure USC File 3157 has been applied for this technique.

Subject Categories:

  • Information Science
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE