On Proactive Helping Behaviors In Teamwork
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Teamwork has become increasingly important in diverse disciplines. Cognitive studies on teamwork have shown that team members in an effective team often have mutual expectations based on their shared mental models and proactively offer assistance to each other. We present a formal model called Role-Based Proactive Helping Behaviors (RoB-PHB) to enable proactive assistance among (sub)teams. Through RoB-PHB, agents can dynamically identify others ' help needs and provide helps by a course of actions on the fly. We have designed algorithms to implement our RoB-PHB formalism in a teamwork architecture called Role-Based Collaborative Agents for Simulating Teamwork (RoB-CAST). Our experiments on RoB-CAST have shown that the team with proactive helping behavior achieved better team performance.