UG3/UG4 Agent-Based Systems 2015-16

A course about agents and multiagent systems for beginners

Multi-agent systems have emerged as one of the most important areas of research and development in information technology. A multi-agent system is one composed of multiple interacting software components known as agents, which are typically capable of cooperating to solve problems that are beyond the abilities of any individual member. Multi-agent systems are important primarily because they have been found to have very wide applicability, in areas as diverse as industrial process control and electronic commerce. This module will begin by introducing the notion of an agent, discuss methods for how software and hardware can be constructed, how agents can be made to cooperate effectively with one-another to solve problems, and approaches to decision making in multiagent contexts.

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Michael Rovatsos

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