A Survey of Ad Hoc Teamwork Research

Reuth Mirsky, Ignacio Carlucho, Arrasy Rahman, Elliot Fosong, William Macke, Mohan Sridharan, Peter Stone, Stefano V. Albrecht

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Ad hoc teamwork is the research problem of designing agents that can collaborate with new teammates without prior coordination. This survey makes a two-fold contribution: First, it provides a structured description of the different facets of the ad hoc teamwork problem. Second, it discusses the progress that has been made in the field so far, and identifies the immediate and long-term open problems that need to be addressed in ad hoc teamwork.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMulti-Agent Systems - 19th European Conference, EUMAS 2022, Proceedings
EditorsDorothea Baumeister, Jörg Rothe
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Number of pages19
ISBN (Print)9783031206139
StatePublished - 2022
Event19th European Conference on Multi-Agent Systems, EUMAS 2022 - Düsseldorf, Germany
Duration: 14 Sep 202216 Sep 2022

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume13442 LNAI
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference19th European Conference on Multi-Agent Systems, EUMAS 2022

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  • Ad Hoc Teamwork
  • Agent modelling
  • Collaboration without prior coordination
  • Reinforcement learning
  • Zero-shot coordination


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