Satisficing Coordination and Social Welfare for Robotic Societies

  title={Satisficing Coordination and Social Welfare for Robotic Societies},
  author={Wynn C. Stirling and Matthew S. Nokleby},
  journal={International Journal of Social Robotics},
The design of robotic systems that are capable of sophisticated social behavior such as cooperation, compromise, negotiation, and altruism, requires more complex mathematical models than are afforded by the classical mechanisms for making value judgments and decisions. A new concept of multi-agent satisficing, defined in terms of relative effectiveness and efficiency, is an alternative to classical optimization-based decision making. Conditional utilities, which take into account the interests… 

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