First step is to group them

task-dynamic model validation for human multiagent herding in a less constrained task

Patrick Nalepka, Maurice Lamb, Rachel Kallen, Elliot Saltzman, Anthony Chemero, Michael Richardson

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Abstract

Biological systems are capable of acting in a shared environment to produce emergent, self-organized behavior that is the result of the constraints imposed by local interactions– such as bird flocking or ant swarming behavior. These examples present minimal demands for a shared-intention between co-actors, whereas other instances necessitate the formation of a shared goal. In these goal-directed tasks, how much of the observed complexity can be explained by the constraints imposed by both the environment and adherence to the shared task goal? This paper begins to investigate this question by presenting results from a two-person cooperative “shepherding” task first developed in Nalepka et al. (2017) but with fewer constraints. Results provide further evidence that the emergent behavior is the result of the constraints imposed by the task. The included task-dynamic model suggests a general model that can be used to understand multiagent herding behavior in a variety of contexts.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCogSci 2017
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 39th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society
Place of PublicationAustin, TX
PublisherCognitive Science Society
Pages2784-2789
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9780991196760
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Externally publishedYes
EventAnnual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (39th : 2017) - London, United Kingdom
Duration: 26 Jul 201729 Jul 2017

Conference

ConferenceAnnual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (39th : 2017)
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityLondon
Period26/07/1729/07/17

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Keywords

  • joint action
  • collective herding
  • task-dynamic modeling

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Nalepka, P., Lamb, M., Kallen, R., Saltzman, E., Chemero, A., & Richardson, M. (2017). First step is to group them: task-dynamic model validation for human multiagent herding in a less constrained task. In CogSci 2017: Proceedings of the 39th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 2784-2789). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.