Partner selection mechanisms for agent cooperation
Ebadi, Toktam; Purvis, Martin; Purvis, Maryam A.
In a multi-agent system, a single agent may not be capable of completing complex tasks. Therefore agents are required to form a team to fulfill the task requirements. In this paper an agent model is introduced that facilitates cooperation among agents. A multi-threaded multi-agent simulation framework is designed to test the model. The experimental results demonstrate that the model is significantly useful in achieving cooperation under various environmental constraints. It also allows agents to adjust their teammate selection strategies according to environmental constraints.
Publisher: University of Otago
Series number: 2008/04
Research Type: Discussion Paper