Adaptive Cooperation for Multi Agent Systems Based on Human Social Behavior
Hiroshi Igarashi*, Yoshinobu Adachi**,
and Kazunari Takahashi***
*Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Tokyo Denki University, 2-2 Kanda-Nishiki-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 101-8457, Japan
**Intelligent Systems Laboratory, SECOM Co., Ltd., 8-10-16 Shimorenjaku, Mitaka, Tokyo 181-8528, Japan
***Department of Information and Computer Sciences, Saitama University, 255 Shimo-Okubo, Sakura, Saitama 338-8570, Japan
This paper addresses a new cooperation technique for multi-agent systems. This technique is based on human social behaviour. According to biological knowledge, the population contributes to the preservation of the species and adaptability to environmental variations. Multiple robot cooperation, therefore, has a potential to be flexible and adaptable to various tasks. Furthermore, sociality based on the performance evaluation of other humans is expected to enhance the whole task performance. Finally, adaptability and the total performance of proposed technique are verified by pursuit survey on the multi-agent system.
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