Cooperative behavior of agents based on potential field

Takashi Katoh, Kensaku Hoshi, Norio Shiratori

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    Abstract

    In non-communicative environment, it is important for agents to assess the situation prevailing in the system, especially to anticipate other agents' intentions. In this paper, we argue in favor of cooperation among agents and propose a new method to utilize potential field as a tool for estimation of the environment. In our method, potential of environment gives agents some criteria to assess environmental situations from their own perspective. The potential of each object represents its influence on the environment and the environmental potential, i.e., summation of each object's potential, represents global situation of the environment. Agents' decision of their behavior will be done by refining the policy obtained from potential. We use a trash collecting problem as an example to show the effectiveness of our method. Furthermore, we show the efficiency of our method by some sets of experiments of the trash collecting problem. We also discuss the applicability of our method to hybrid systems or environments where agents' range of vision are limited.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
    Pages236-245
    Number of pages10
    Volume3690 LNAI
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2005
    Event4th International Central and Eastern European Conference on Multi-Agent Systems, CEEMAS 2005 - Budapest
    Duration: 2005 Sep 152005 Sep 17

    Publication series

    NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
    Volume3690 LNAI
    ISSN (Print)03029743
    ISSN (Electronic)16113349

    Other

    Other4th International Central and Eastern European Conference on Multi-Agent Systems, CEEMAS 2005
    CityBudapest
    Period05/9/1505/9/17

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Computer Science(all)
    • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
    • Theoretical Computer Science

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    Katoh, T., Hoshi, K., & Shiratori, N. (2005). Cooperative behavior of agents based on potential field. In Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) (Vol. 3690 LNAI, pp. 236-245). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 3690 LNAI). https://doi.org/10.1007/11559221_24