Decision making by the characteristics and the interaction in multi-agent robotics soccer

  • Akihiro Matsumoto
  • Hiromasa Nagai
Technical Papers
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1395)


This paper deals with a decentralized decision-making method on multi-agent robotic system. Soccer game is adopted as an example for its dynamic characteristics. The soccer simulator has been designed and implemented which enables us to test various approaches to the multiagent studies. The modeling of capabilities of a single robot and team strategy is explained at first. Each robotic agent has different characteristics, and the decision making by each robotic agents are done by considering its characteristics and interaction between robotic agents. Several simulation experiments with different combinations of the components and formations have been tested. The result of the simulation experiments was that similar combination of the components resulted in better performance, and the formation where robotic agents are located in the center axis between the goals showed better defense behaviors.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Akihiro Matsumoto
    • 1
  • Hiromasa Nagai
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. of Mechanical EngineeringToyo UniversitySaitamaJapan

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