Robert Bisson

Learn More
In stressful situations such as combat, emotion is at least as important as rational analysis in determining behavior. DETT (Disposition, Emotion, Trigger, Tendency) is a model of emotion for situated agents that captures the essential features of the OCC (Ortony, Clore, Collins) model in a computationally efficient framework. We motivate and describe this(More)
Swarming agents often operate in benign geographic topologies that let them explore alternative trajectories with minor variations that the agent dynamics then amplify for improved performance. In this paper we demonstrate the deployment of swarming agents in the nonmetric and discontinuous topology of a process graph. We align our research with traditional(More)
Agents in a multi-agent system do not act in a vacuum. The outcome of their efforts depends on the environment in which they seek to act, and in particular on the efforts of other agents with whom they share the environment. We review previous efforts to address this problem, including active environments, concurrency modeling, recursive reasoning, and(More)
1 Abstract Emotion is an essential element of human behavior. Particularly in stressful situations such as combat, it is at least as important as rational analysis in determining a participant’s behavior. Yet combat models routinely ignore this factor. DETT (Disposition, Emotion, Trigger, Tendency) is an environmentally mediated model of emotion that(More)
Stigmergy is usually associated with semantically simple problems such as routing. It can be applied to more complex problems by encoding them in the environment through which stigmergic agents interact. We demonstrate this approach by showing how stigmergic agents can plan over a hierarchical task network, specifically a resource-oriented dialect of the(More)
  • 1