We analyze a general model of multi-agent communication in which all agents communicate simultaneously to a message board. A genetic algorithm is used to learn multi-agent languages for the predator agents in a version of the predator-prey problem. The resulting evolved behavior of the communicating multi-agent system is equivalent to that of a Mealy machine whose states are determined by the evolved language. We also constructed non-learning predators whose capture behavior was designed to take advantage of prey behavior known a priori. Simulations show that introducing noise to the decision process of the hard-coded predators allow them to significantly ourperform all previously published work on similar preys. Furthermore, the evolved communicating predators were able to perform significantly better than the hard-coded predators, which indicates that the system was able to learn superior communicating strategies not readily available to the human designer.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||14|
|Journal||Lecture Notes in Computer Science|
|State||Published - 2003|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Theoretical Computer Science
- Computer Science(all)