Learning Team Cooperation

  • Ron Sun
  • Dehu Qi
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3316)


A cooperative team of agents may perform many tasks better than single agents. The question is how cooperation among self-interested agents should be achieved. It is important that, while we encourage cooperation among agents in a team, we maintain autonomy of individual agents as much as possible, so as to maintain flexibility and generality. This paper presents an approach based on bidding utilizing reinforcement values acquired through reinforcement learning. We tested and analyzed this approach and demonstrated that a team indeed performed better than the best single agent as well as the average of single agents.




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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ron Sun
    • 1
  • Dehu Qi
    • 2
  1. 1.Cognitive Science DepartmentRensselaer Polytechnic InstituteTroyUSA
  2. 2.Department of Computer ScienceLamar UniversityBeaumontUSA

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