How Is an Agent Like a Wolf ? : Dominance and Submission in Multi-Agent Systems

@inproceedings{Tomlinson2000HowIA,
  title={How Is an Agent Like a Wolf ? : Dominance and Submission in Multi-Agent Systems},
  author={Bill Tomlinson and Bruce Blumberg},
  year={2000}
}
O Abstract Agents are automating many tasks that used to be done by people. As agents begin to address more complex domains of human life, they will need to develop an understanding of the dominance hierarchies that people understand intuitively. We present examples of species with social hierarchies that occur in the natural world, in particular the gray wolf (Canis lupus) and the chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes), to show how an awareness of social status could benefit multi-agent systems. We… CONTINUE READING

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