Artificial Life and Robotics

, Volume 16, Issue 4, pp 563–566 | Cite as

A systemic payoff in a self-repairing network

Original Article


Cooperation among agents is a crucial problem in autonomous distributed systems composed of selfish agents pursuing their own profits. An earlier study of a self-repairing network revealed that a systemic payoff was able to make the selfish agents cooperate with others. The systemic payoff is a payoff mechanism that sums up not only an agent’s own payoff, but also its neighborhood’s payoff. In the systemic payoff, the distance effect between the agents has not yet been studied. This article considers the systemic payoff that involves the distance effect among agents. We studied the effectiveness of the proposed mechanism for the network performance by multi-agent simulations.

Key words

Autonomous distributed systems Self-repairing network Selfish agents Kin selection Game theory 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Electronic and Information EngineeringToyohashi University of TechnologyTempaku, ToyohashiJapan
  2. 2.Department of Computer Science and EngineeringToyohashi University of TechnologyTempaku, ToyohashiJapan

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