Towards efficient multiagent task allocation in the RoboCup Rescue: a biologically-inspired approach

Fernando dos Santos, Ana L. C. Bazzan
2010 Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems  
This paper addresses team formation in the RoboCup Rescue centered on task allocation. We follow a previous approach that is based on so-called extreme teams, which have four key characteristics: agents act in domains that are dynamic; agents may perform multiple tasks; agents have overlapping functionality regarding the execution of each task but differing levels of capability; and some tasks may depict constraints such as simultaneous execution. So far these four characteristics have not been
more » ... fully tested in domains such as the RoboCup Rescue. We use a swarm intelligence based approach, address all characteristics, and compare it to other two GAP-based algorithms. Experiments where computational effort, communication load, and the score obtained in the RoboCup Rescue are measured, show that our approach outperforms the others.
doi:10.1007/s10458-010-9136-3 fatcat:ncrbocwoabdbrbdekwpjce7aam