Goal-satisfaction in large-scale agent systems: A transportation example

Onn Shehory, S. Kraus, Osher Yadgar

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We demonstrate the applicability of a low complexity physics-oriented approach to a large-scale transportation problem. The framework is based on modeling cooperative MAS by a physics-oriented model. According to the model, agent systems inherit physical properties, and therefore the evolution of the computational systems is similar to the evolution of physical systems. We provide a detailed algorithm to be used by a single agent and implement this algorithm in our simulations. Via these we demonstrate effective task allocation and execution in an open, dynamic MAS that consists of thousands of agents and tasks.
Original languageAmerican English
Title of host publicationIntelligent Agents V: Agents Theories, Architectures, and Languages
EditorsJörg P. Müller, Anand S. Rao, Munindar P. Singh
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
ISBN (Print)978-3-540-49057-9
StatePublished - 1998

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science


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