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2010

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Effect Of Human Biases On Human-Agent Teams, Praveen Paruchuri, Pradeep Reddy Varakantham, Katia Sycara, Paul Scerri Aug 2010

Effect Of Human Biases On Human-Agent Teams, Praveen Paruchuri, Pradeep Reddy Varakantham, Katia Sycara, Paul Scerri

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As human-agent teams get increasingly deployed in the real-world, agent designers need to take into account that humans and agents have different abilities to specify preferences. In this paper, we focus on how human biases in specifying preferences for resources impacts the performance of large, heterogeneous teams. In particular, we model the inclination of humans to simplify their preference functions and to exaggerate their utility for desired resources, and show the effect of these biases on the team performance. We demonstrate this on two different problems, which are representative of many resource allocation problems addressed in literature. In both these ...