Causality, responsibility and blame in team plans

Alechina, Natasha, Halpern, Joseph Y. and Logan, Brian (2017) Causality, responsibility and blame in team plans. In: 16th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems, 8-12 May 2017, Sao Paulo, Brazil.

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Many objectives can be achieved (or may be achieved more effectively) only by a group of agents executing a team plan. If a team plan fails, it is often of interest to determine what caused the failure, the degree of responsibility of each agent for the failure, and the degree of blame attached to each agent. We show how team plans can be represented in terms of structural equations, and then apply the definitions of causality introduced by Halpern [11] and degree of responsibility and blame introduced by Chockler and Halpern [3] to determine the agent(s) who caused the failure and what their degree of responsibility/blame is. We also prove new results on the complexity of computing causality and degree of responsibility and blame, showing that they can be determined in polynomial time for many team plans of interest.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Keywords: Causality; responsibility; blame; team plans
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Science > School of Computer Science
Depositing User: Eprints, Support
Date Deposited: 05 Apr 2017 11:11
Last Modified: 04 May 2020 18:44

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