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A diverse collection of trust-modeling algorithms for multi-agent systems has been developed in recent years, resulting in significant breadth-wise growth without unified direction or benchmarks. Based on enthusiastic response from the agent trust community, the Agent Reputation and Trust (ART) Testbed initiative has been launched, charged with the task of(More)
Trust is essential when an agent must rely on others to provide resources for accomplishing its goals. When deciding whether to trust, an agent may rely on, among other types of trust information, its past experience with the trustee or on reputations provided by third-party agents. However, each type of trust information has strengths and weaknesses: trust(More)
The Agent Reputation and Trust (ART) Testbed initiative has been launched with the goal of establishing a testbed for agent reputation-and trust-related technologies. This testbed serves in two roles: (1) as a competition forum in which researchers can compare their technologies against objective metrics, and (2) as a suite of tools with flexible(More)
The Agent Reputation and Trust (ART) Testbed initiative has been launched with the goal of establishing a testbed for agent reputation-and trust-related technologies. The art Testbed serves in two roles: (1) as a competition forum in which researchers can compare their technologies against objective metrics, and (2) as a suite of tools with flexible(More)
This paper presents a trust-based mechanism for team formation wherein agents selectively pursue partners of varying trustworthiness. The mechanism is tested by using a market-based simulation to determine how pursuing partners with different trust ratings affects an agent's utility. Results from these experiments show that for jobs with few subtasks, an(More)
This paper illustrates three agent technologies deployed in the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) target tracking domain. These capabilities enable: (1) coordination of the tracking of multiple targets among a set of UAVs, (2) identification of the best subset of assigned UAVs from which to collect location information, and (3) evaluation of location(More)