Agent Support for Policy-driven Mission Planning Under Constraints

Murat Sensoy, Daniele Masato, Timothy J Norman, Katia Sycara, Martin Kollingbaum, Jean Oh, Christopher Burnett

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Forming ad-hoc coalitions between military forces and humanitarian organizations is crucial in mission-critical scenarios. Very often coalition parties need to operate according to planning constraints and regulations, or policies. Therefore, they find themselves not only in need to consider their own goals, but also to support coalition partners to the extent allowed by such regulations. In time-stressed conditions, this is a challenging and cognition-intensive task. In this paper, we present intelligent agents that support human planners and ease their cognitive burden by detecting and giving advice about the violation of policies and constraints. Through a series of experiments conducted with human subjects, we compare and contrast the agents' performance on a number of metrics in three conditions: agent support, transparent policy enforcement, and neither support nor enforcement.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the First Proactive Assistant Agents Symposium
PublisherAAAI Press
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 2010

Publication series

NameFall Symposium Series


  • Multiagent Systems
  • Semantic Web


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