The Best Laid Plans of Robots and Men

  title={The Best Laid Plans of Robots and Men},
  author={Mary Koes and Katia P. Sycara and Illah R. Nourbakhsh},
  booktitle={AAAI Spring Symposium: Distributed Plan and Schedule Management},
The best laid plans of robots and men often go awry. In dangerous and uncertain environments initial plans must be revised as robots fail, additional robots join the team, robot s discover inconsistencies in their model of the problem, etc . Communication failures hamper this replanning. We introduce fractured subteamsas a novel formalism for modeling breakdowns in communication. We present a hybrid approach that employs distributed coordination mechanisms t o provide robustness to these… CONTINUE READING