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Contract Types for Satisficing Task Allocation:I Theoretical Results

  title={Contract Types for Satisficing Task Allocation:I Theoretical Results},
  author={T. Sandholm},
  • T. Sandholm
  • Published 2002
  • Economics
  • We analyze task reallocation where individually rational ([R) agents (re)contract tasks among themselves based on marginal costs. A task allocation graph is introduced as a tool for analyzing contract types. Traditional single task contracts always have a short path (sequence of contracts) to the optimal task allocation but an IR path may not exist, or it may not be short. We analyze an algorithm for finding the shortest IR path. Next we introduce cluster contracts, swaps, and multiagent… CONTINUE READING
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