Planned team activity

  • David Kinny
  • Elizabeth Sonenberg
  • Magnus Ljungberg
  • Gil Tidhar
  • Anand Rao
  • Eric Werner
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 830)


Agents situated in dynamic environments can be supplied in advance with a repertoire of plans that permit them to rapidly generate appropriate sequences of actions in response to important events. When agents can form teams, new problems emerge regarding the representation and execution of joint actions. In this paper we introduce a language for representing joint plans for teams of agents, we describe how agents can organize the formation of a suitably skilled team to achieve a joint goal, and we explain how such a team can execute these plans to generate complex, synchronized team activity. The formalism provides a framework for representing and reasoning about joint actions in which various approaches to co-ordination and commitment can be explored.


Plan Graph Team Leader Plan Execution Joint Plan State Formula 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • David Kinny
    • 1
  • Elizabeth Sonenberg
    • 2
  • Magnus Ljungberg
    • 1
  • Gil Tidhar
    • 1
  • Anand Rao
    • 1
  • Eric Werner
    • 1
  1. 1.Australian Artificial Intelligence InstituteCarltonAustralia
  2. 2.Department of Computer ScienceThe University of MelbourneParkvilleAustralia

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