MULTI-AGENT SYSTEMS

CSE4MAS

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Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this unit students will develop advanced knowledge in: what is an agent; typical application areas for agent systems; architectures for agents; design of intelligent agents, multi-agent interactions, cooperation, negotiation, cooperative distributed problem solving (CDPS) and applications of agent systems.

SchoolSchool Engineering&Mathematical Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorAndrew Skabar

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Exchange StudentsYes

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Prerequisites CSE1IOO

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsAn introduction to multiagent systemsPrescribedM, Wooldridge.JOHN WILEY & SONS, 2002

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Understand the concept of intelligent agent systems and explain how agents are distinct from other software paradigms.

Activities:
Lectures and labs in week 1 and 2, on introduction and intelligent agents
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

02. Explain the key issues associated with constructing agents capable of intelligent autonomous action, and apply the main approaches taken to developing such agents.

Activities:
Lectures and labs in week 3 to 7.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Discipline-specific GCs (Discipline-specific GCs)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

03. Implement multiple agent systems that can effectively cooperate in order to solve problems, including the key types of multi-agent interactions possible in such systems.

Activities:
Lectures and labs on Agent architecture and multi-agent interaction, communication. Labs on JACK tutorial, assignment project.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline-specific GCs (Discipline-specific GCs)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)

04. Develop a meaningful agent-based system using a contemporary agent development platform and tools.

Activities:
Lectures and labs on Agent application and future trends.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Discipline-specific GCs (Discipline-specific GCs)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)

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