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Workshop paper

Generating Collaborative Behaviour through Plan Recognition and Planning, C. Geib, B. Craenen, and R. Petrick, Proceedings of the ICAPS 2016 Workshop on Distributed and Multi-Agent Planning (DMAP), pages 98-105, 2016.

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Abstract

This paper presents a framework for integrated plan recognition and automated planning, to produce collaborative behaviour for one agent to help another agent. By observing an "initiator" agent performing a task, the plan recognizer hypothesises how a "supporter" agent could help the initiator by proposing a set of subgoals to be achieved. A lightweight negotiation process mediates between the two agents to produce a mutually agreeable set of goals for the supporter. The goals are passed to a planner which builds an appropriate sequence of actions for satisfying the goals. The approach is demonstrated in a series of experimental scenarios.