Cooperative Agent Model Instantiation to Collective Robotics

  • Gauthier Picard
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3451)


The general aim of our work is to provide tools, methods and models to adaptive multi-agent systems designers. These systems consist in several interacting agents and have to optimize problem solving in a dynamic environment. In this context, the ADELFE method, which is based on a self-organizing adaptive multi-agent system model, was developed. Cooperation is used as a local criterion to self-organize the collective in order to reach functional adequacy with the environment. One key stage during the design process is to instantiate a cooperative agent model that is an extension to classical reactive models in which cooperation subsumes any other nominal behavior. A sample implementation of the agent model in the collective robotics domain – resource transportation – will illustrate a discussion on the model.


Cooperative Behavior Cooperative Agent Narrow Corridor Model Drive Architecture Spatial Interference 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gauthier Picard
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  1. 1.IRITUniversité Paul SabatierToulouse CedexFrance

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