Shifting matrix management: a model for multi-agent cooperation
In tests involving control of cooperative robot arms, the model presented here out-performed Contract Nets and Cooperative Problem Solving in task completion rate, number of tasks completed, and avoidance of wasted efforts. A reviewer commented “A very good paper, which deserves in my opinion to be published urgently. I am very happy to see that negotiation protocols other than the Contract-Net are of interest for some researchers!” This work led to the development of a distributed blackboard system that underpinned EPSRC project GR/M71039/01, Automated Optimisation and Control of Low Temperature Plasma Processes.
Citation : Hopgood, A.A., Li, G. and Weller, M.J. (2003) Shifting matrix management: a model for multi-agent cooperation. Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence, 16(3), pp. 191-201.
ISSN : 0952-1976
Research Group : Centre for Computational Intelligence