A Hierarchical Protocol for Coordinating Mulitagent Behaviors

  title={A Hierarchical Protocol for Coordinating Mulitagent Behaviors},
  author={Edmund H. Durfee and Thomas A. Montgomery},
We describe how a behavior hierarchy can be used in a protocol that allows AI agents to discover and resolve interactions flexibly. Agents that initially do not know with whom they might interact use this hierarchy to exchange abstractions of their anticipated behaviors. By comparing behaviors, agents iteratively investigate interactions through more focused exchanges of successively detailed information. They can also modify their behaviors along different dimensions to either avoid conflicts… CONTINUE READING