Two Agents Acting as One

Malte Harder, D. Polani, C.L. Nehaniv

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    We consider two agents, each equipped with a controller. When they achieve a joint goal configuration, their coordination can be measured informationally. We show that the amount of coordination that two agents need to configure in
    a certain way depends on the amount of information they obtain from their environment. Furthermore the environment imposes a coordination pressure on the agents that depends on the size of the environment. In a second scenario we introduce a shared centralized controller which leads to a synchronisation
    of the agents’ actions for suboptimal policies. However, in the optimal case this intrinsic coordination vanishes and the shared centralized controller can be split into
    two individual controllers.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProcs of Artificial Life XII
    EditorsHarold Fellermann, Mark Dorr, Martin M. Hanczyc
    PublisherMIT Press
    Number of pages8
    ISBN (Print)0-262-29075-8, 978-0-262-29075-3
    Publication statusPublished - 2010
    EventArtificial Life XII - Odense, Denmark
    Duration: 19 Aug 201023 Aug 2010


    ConferenceArtificial Life XII


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