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The Role of Emotions in Multiagent Teamwork

RANJIT NAIR, MILIND TAMBE and STACY MARSELLA

in Who Needs Emotions?

Published in print April 2005 | ISBN: 9780195166194
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199847020 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195166194.003.0011

Series: Series in Affective Science

The Role of Emotions in                             Multiagent Teamwork

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This chapter examines the role of emotions in multiagent teamwork or robot teamwork. It provides a short survey of the state of the art in multiagent teamwork and in computational models of emotions and evaluates three cases of teamwork including teams of simulated humans, agent-human teams, and pure agent teams. It analyzes the effects of introducing emotions in each team and discusses the experimental results that illustrate the impact of emotions on multiagent teamwork.

Keywords: multiagent teamwork; robots; emotions; computational models

Chapter.  7518 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Neuroscience

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