English, Article edition: EFFECTS OF COMMUNICATION ON GROUP LEARNING RATES IN A MULTI-AGENT ENVIRONMENT PAUL DARBYSHIRE

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  • EFFECTS OF COMMUNICATION ON GROUP LEARNING RATES IN A MULTI-AGENT ENVIRONMENT
Author
  • PAUL DARBYSHIRE
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  • Distillations utilize multi-agent based modeling and simulation techniques to study warfare as a complex adaptive system at the conceptual level. The focus is placed on the interactions between the agents to facilitate study of cause and effect between individual interactions and overall system behavior. Current distillations do not utilize machine-learning techniques to model the cognitive abilities of individual combatants but employ agent control paradigms to represent agents as highly instinctual entities. For a team of agents implementing a reinforcement-learning paradigm, the rate of learning is not sufficient for agents to adapt to this hostile environment. However, by allowing the agents to communicate their respective rewards for actions performed as the simulation progresses, the rate of learning can be increased sufficiently to significantly increase the teams chances of survival. This paper presents the results of trials to measure the success of a team-based approach to the reinforcement-learning problem in a distillation, using reward communication to increase learning rates.
  • Multi-agent, learning rates, complex system, simulation
  • RePEc:wsi:acsxxx:v:06:y:2003:i:03:p:405-426
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  • English
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