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Two Agents Acting as One

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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


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.

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