Where should complexity go? Cooperation in complex agents with minimal communication
Bryson, J. J., 2002. Where should complexity go? Cooperation in complex agents with minimal communication. In: Truszkowski, W., Rouff, C. and Hinchey, M., eds. Innovative Concepts for Agent-Based Systems.Vol. 2564. Springer, pp. 303-319. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science)
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The 'Radical Agent Concept' in this chapter is that communication between agents in a MAS should be the simplest part of the system. When extensive real-time coordination between modules is required, then those modules should probably be considered elements of a single modular agent rather than as agents themselves. The advantage of this distinction is that system developers can then leverage standard software-engineering practices and more centralized coordination mechanism's to reduce the over-all complexity of the system. In this chapter I provide arguments for this point and also examples, both from nature and from my own research in building modular agents.
|Item Type||Book Sections|
|Creators||Bryson, J. J.|
|Editors||Truszkowski, W., Rouff, C. and Hinchey, M.|
|Departments||Faculty of Science > Computer Science|
|Additional Information||ID number: ISI:000185937000023|
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