Multi-agent reinforcement learning for planning and scheduling multiple goals

Sachiyo Arai, Katia Sycara, and Terence Payne
Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on MultiAgent Systems, July, 2000, pp. 359 - 360.


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Abstract
Recently, reinforcement learning has been proposed as an effective method for knowledge acquisition of multiagent systems. However, most research on multiagent systems applying a reinforcement learning algorithm, focus on a method to reduce complexity due to the existence of multiple agents and goals. Although these pre-defined structures succeeded in lessening the undesirable effect due to the existence of multiple agents, they would also suppress the desirable emergence of cooperative behaviors in the multiagent domain. We show that the potential cooperative properties among the agent are emerged by means of profit-sharing (J. Grefenstette, 1988; K. Miyazaki et al., 1994) which is robust in the non-MDPs.

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Associated Center(s) / Consortia: Center for Integrated Manfacturing Decision Systems
Associated Lab(s) / Group(s): Advanced Agent - Robotics Technology Lab

Text Reference
Sachiyo Arai, Katia Sycara, and Terence Payne, "Multi-agent reinforcement learning for planning and scheduling multiple goals," Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on MultiAgent Systems, July, 2000, pp. 359 - 360.

BibTeX Reference
@inproceedings{Arai_2000_3576,
   author = "Sachiyo Arai and Katia Sycara and Terence Payne",
   title = "Multi-agent reinforcement learning for planning and scheduling multiple goals",
   booktitle = "Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on MultiAgent Systems",
   pages = "359 - 360",
   month = "July",
   year = "2000",
}