Human-agent teamwork in collaborative virtual environments

Nader Hanna, Deborah Richards

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Abstract

The growing interest in using Collaborative Virtual Environments (CVEs) increases the need to create heterogeneous teams comprised of humans and Intelligent Virtual Agents (IVAs). The main aim of my PhD is to study the factors that tend to improve team performance and foster collaboration between humans and IVAs in CVEs. To reach this aim, a framework, namely MACVILLE, was designed for multi-agent collaborative virtual learning environment based on Activity Theory was proposed. In addition, an agent architecture integrated with a human-agent teamwork communication model, namely HAT-COM, was developed. Three experiments were conducted to investigate: a) the impact of multimodal communication, verbal and nonverbal, on the development of a Shared Mental Model (SMM), task-based and team-based, between humans and IVAs; b) the effect of the development of a SMM on human-IVA team performance; c) criteria that are likely to break the developed SMM in human-IVA teams.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication13th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems, AAMAS 2014
EditorsAlessio Lomuscio, Paul Scerri, Ana Bazzan, Michael Huhns
Place of PublicationParis, France
PublisherInternational Foundation for Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (IFAAMAS)
Pages1735-1736
Number of pages2
Volume2
ISBN (Electronic)9781634391313
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event13th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems, AAMAS 2014 - Paris, France
Duration: 5 May 20149 May 2014

Other

Other13th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems, AAMAS 2014
CountryFrance
CityParis
Period5/05/149/05/14

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