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The Conditions for Commitments

@inproceedings{Gerard2015TheCF,
  title={The Conditions for Commitments},
  author={Scott N. Gerard},
  year={2015}
}
Previous work describes the use of formal commitments to mediate the communication between autonomous agents through commitment-based protocols. I extend that work to examine the conditions that encourage the success of agents that use commitments. I define a parameterized and iterated Committer’s Dilemma game that extends the well-known Prisoner’s Dilemma game, and then use this game and different agent strategies to examine how the conditions for commitments affect game outcomes. I describe… Expand

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