Balancing Reactivity and Social Deliberation in Multi-Agent Systems: From RoboCup to Real-World Applications / Edition 1

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This book presents a subselection of papers presented at the ECAI 2000 Workshop on Balancing Reactivity and Social Deliberation in Multi-Agent Systems together with additional papers from well-known researchers in the field.
The 13 revised full papers were carefully reviewed and selected for inclusion in the present book. Besides two introductory survey papers, the book offers topical sections on architectures and frameworks, enhanced reactivity, and controlled social deliberation.
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Balancing Reactivity and Social Deliberation in Multi-Agent Systems — A Short Guide to the Contributions.- Reactivity and Deliberation: A Survey on Multi-Robot Systems.- II Architectures and Frameworks.- Bridging Deliberation and Reactivity in Cooperative Multi-Robot Systems through Map Focus.- Balancing between Reactivity and Deliberation in the ICAGENT Framework.- On Augmenting Reactivity with Deliberation in a Controlled Manner.- HAC: A Unified View of Reactive and Deliberative Activity.- III Enhanced Reactivity.- Team Cooperation Using Dual Dynamics.- A Hierarchy of Reactive Behaviors Handles Complexity.- Reinforcement Learning for Cooperating and Communicating Reactive Agents in Electrical Power Grids.- Being Reactive by Exchanging Roles: An Empirical Study.- IV Controlled Social Deliberation.- Situation Based Strategic Positioning for Coordinating a Team of Homogeneous Agents.- Deliberation Levels in Theoretic-Decision Approaches for Task Allocation in Resource-Bounded Agents.- Cognition, Sociability, and Constraints.
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