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JACIII Vol.15 No.7 pp. 896-903
doi: 10.20965/jaciii.2011.p0896
(2011)

Paper:

Group Behavior Learning in Multi-Agent Systems Based on Social Interaction Among Agents

Kun Zhang*, Yoichiro Maeda**, and Yasutake Takahashi**

*Dept. of System Design Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, University of Fukui

**Dept. of Human and Artificial Intelligent Systems, Graduate School of Engineering, University of Fukui, 3-9-1 Bunkyo, Fukui 910-8507, Japan

Received:
March 5, 2011
Accepted:
May 9, 2011
Published:
September 20, 2011
Keywords:
group behavior learning, multi-agent systems, reinforcement learning, state communication, social interaction
Abstract

Research on multi-agent systems, in which autonomous agents are able to learn cooperative behavior, has been the subject of rising expectations in recent years. We have aimed at the group behavior generation of the multi-agents who have high levels of autonomous learning ability, like that of human beings, through social interaction between agents to acquire cooperative behavior. The sharing of environment states can improve cooperative ability, and the changing state of the environment in the information shared by agents will improve agents’ cooperative ability. On this basis, we use reward redistribution among agents to reinforce group behavior, and we propose a method of constructing a multi-agent system with an autonomous group creation ability. This is able to strengthen the cooperative behavior of the group as social agents.

Cite this article as:
Kun Zhang, Yoichiro Maeda, and Yasutake Takahashi, “Group Behavior Learning in Multi-Agent Systems Based on Social Interaction Among Agents,” J. Adv. Comput. Intell. Intell. Inform., Vol.15, No.7, pp. 896-903, 2011.
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