Practical applications of multiagent shepherding for human-machine interaction

Patrick Nalepka, Rachel W. Kallen, Anthony Chemero, Elliot Saltzman, Michael J. Richardson

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Abstract

The shepherding problem is interesting for multiagent systems research as it requires multiple actors (e.g., dogs, humans) to exert indirect control over autonomous agents (e.g., sheep, cattle) for containment or transportation. Accordingly, plenty of research has focused on designing algorithms for robotic agents to solve such tasks. Almost no research, however, has utilized this task to investigate human-human or human-machine interactions, even though the shepherding problem encapsulates desirable qualities for an experimental paradigm to investigate the dynamics of human group and mixed-group coordination in complex tasks. This paper summarizes our recent research that has employed the shepherding problem to study complex multiagent human-human and human-machine interaction. The paper concludes with a discussion of practical applications for using the shepherding problem for the design of assistive agents that can be incorporated into human groups or enhance training and human learning.

LanguageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in practical applications of survivable agents and multi-agent systems
Subtitle of host publicationThe PAAMS Collection - 17th International Conference, PAAMS 2019, Proceedings
EditorsJuan Manuel Corchado, Fernando De la Prieta, Eric Matson, Yves Demazeau
Place of PublicationSwitzerland
PublisherSpringer, Springer Nature
Pages168-179
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9783030242091
ISBN (Print)9783030242084
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Event17th International Conference on Practical Applications of Agents and Multi-Agent Systems, PAAMS 2019 - Ávila, Spain
Duration: 26 Jun 201928 Jun 2019

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume11523 LNAI
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference17th International Conference on Practical Applications of Agents and Multi-Agent Systems, PAAMS 2019
CountrySpain
CityÁvila
Period26/06/1928/06/19

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Human-machine Interaction
Autonomous agents
Multi agent systems
Robotics
Human
Autonomous Agents
Multi-agent Systems
Paradigm

Keywords

  • multiagent coordination
  • shepherding
  • human-machine interaction

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Nalepka, P., Kallen, R. W., Chemero, A., Saltzman, E., & Richardson, M. J. (2019). Practical applications of multiagent shepherding for human-machine interaction. In J. M. Corchado, F. De la Prieta, E. Matson, & Y. Demazeau (Eds.), Advances in practical applications of survivable agents and multi-agent systems: The PAAMS Collection - 17th International Conference, PAAMS 2019, Proceedings (pp. 168-179). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 11523 LNAI). Switzerland: Springer, Springer Nature. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-24209-1_14
Nalepka, Patrick ; Kallen, Rachel W. ; Chemero, Anthony ; Saltzman, Elliot ; Richardson, Michael J. / Practical applications of multiagent shepherding for human-machine interaction. Advances in practical applications of survivable agents and multi-agent systems: The PAAMS Collection - 17th International Conference, PAAMS 2019, Proceedings. editor / Juan Manuel Corchado ; Fernando De la Prieta ; Eric Matson ; Yves Demazeau. Switzerland : Springer, Springer Nature, 2019. pp. 168-179 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)).
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Nalepka, P, Kallen, RW, Chemero, A, Saltzman, E & Richardson, MJ 2019, Practical applications of multiagent shepherding for human-machine interaction. in JM Corchado, F De la Prieta, E Matson & Y Demazeau (eds), Advances in practical applications of survivable agents and multi-agent systems: The PAAMS Collection - 17th International Conference, PAAMS 2019, Proceedings. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), vol. 11523 LNAI, Springer, Springer Nature, Switzerland, pp. 168-179, 17th International Conference on Practical Applications of Agents and Multi-Agent Systems, PAAMS 2019, Ávila, Spain, 26/06/19. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-24209-1_14

Practical applications of multiagent shepherding for human-machine interaction. / Nalepka, Patrick; Kallen, Rachel W.; Chemero, Anthony; Saltzman, Elliot; Richardson, Michael J.

Advances in practical applications of survivable agents and multi-agent systems: The PAAMS Collection - 17th International Conference, PAAMS 2019, Proceedings. ed. / Juan Manuel Corchado; Fernando De la Prieta; Eric Matson; Yves Demazeau. Switzerland : Springer, Springer Nature, 2019. p. 168-179 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 11523 LNAI).

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Nalepka P, Kallen RW, Chemero A, Saltzman E, Richardson MJ. Practical applications of multiagent shepherding for human-machine interaction. In Corchado JM, De la Prieta F, Matson E, Demazeau Y, editors, Advances in practical applications of survivable agents and multi-agent systems: The PAAMS Collection - 17th International Conference, PAAMS 2019, Proceedings. Switzerland: Springer, Springer Nature. 2019. p. 168-179. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-24209-1_14