An Analysis Framework for Ad Hoc Teamwork Tasks (2012)
In multiagent team settings, the agents are often given a protocol for coordinating their actions. When such a protocol is not available, agents must engage in ad hoc teamwork to effectively cooperate with one another. A fully general ad hoc team agent needs to be capable of collaborating with a wide range of potential teammates on a varying set of joint tasks. This paper presents a framework for analyzing ad hoc team problems that sheds light on the current state of research and suggests avenues for future research. In addition, this paper shows how previous theoretical results can aid ad hoc agents in a set of testbed domains.
In Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems ({AAMAS} 2012), June 2012.

Samuel Barrett Ph.D. Student sbarrett [at] cs utexas edu
Peter Stone Faculty pstone [at] cs utexas edu