Questions tagged [multi-agent-systems]

For questions related to multi-agent systems (MAS), which are systems that involve multiple agents (each of them can have different skills) that cooperate with each other and interact with the environment. There are several challenges faced by MAS, including coordination between agents, security, and task allocation. Multi-agent systems have been applied in areas such as computer science, civil engineering, and electrical engineering.

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How to represent players in a multi agent environment so each model can distinguish its own player

So I have 2 models trained with the DQN algorithm that I want to train in a multi-agent environment to see how they react with each other. The models were trained in an environment consisting of 0's ...
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Multi Agent Sokoban Search Solvers state of the art

I also asked this question here but I'm repeating it on this SE because I feel it is more relevant. No intention to spam. I am researching into coding a solver for a variant of the Sokoban game with ...
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What place do Agent Communications Language have in Multi-Agent Systems nowadays?

I am currently working on implementing a Multi-Agent System for Smart Grids. There's a lot of literature for that and some things confuse me. I have read that there is FIPA, which aimed to create a ...
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How does heuristic work with multiple agents?

I have a question for heuristic search with multiple agents. I know how heuristic search works with one agent (ex. one Pacman) but I don't really understand it with multiple agents. Let's say we have ...
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Agents meeting in a directed connected graph

We have a directed connected graph, where nodes are places one can go to and edges are the "roads" between places. We have K agents whose goal is to meet in one node. Agents start in ...
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What are the examples of agents that is represent these characteristics?

I'm looking for examples of AI systems or agents that best represent these five characteristics (one example for each characteristics): Reactivity Proactivity Adaptability Sociability Autonomy It ...
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How does Friend-or-Foe Q-learning intuitively work?

I read about Q-Learning and was reading about multi-agent environments. I tried to read the paper Friend-or-Foe Q-learning, but could not understand anything, except for a very vague idea. What does ...
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Algorithms for multiple agents problems

Can anyone recommend a reinforcement learning algorithm for a multi-agent environment? In my simplified example, I'm implementing a Q-Learning system with different 10 agents. The agents compete for ...
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How to parallelize multi-agent DDPG (MADDPG)

I am experimenting with MADDPG algorithm implemented in this repo. Since there were only a few agents (2-3) in the implementation (also in the original paper) steps like parameter updates, action ...
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RLLib - What exactly do the avail_action and action_embed_size represent? How do they work with the action_mask to phase out invalid actions?

So, I'm fairly new to reinforcement learning and I needed some help/explanations as to what the action_mask and avail_action fields alongside the action_embed_size actually mean in RLlib (the ...
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Why is the number of examined nodes $ O(b^{3d/4})$ in $\alpha$-$\beta$ pruning?

I'm taking a course 'Introduction to AI' and, in one of the tutorials, it was written that when pruning the game tree using $\alpha$-$\beta$ boundaries, the number of nodes that will be developed, ...
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How would I design a finite budget, cascaded multi agent deep reinforcement learning model?

In most of the multi-agent reinforcement learning models I've found, it seems to generate the observations for each of the agents simultaneously and then uses a centralized critic to assess all of the ...
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Designing Policy-Network for Deep-RL with Large, Variable Action Space

I am attempting a project involving training an agent to play a game using deep reinforcement learning. This project has a few features that complicate the design of the neural network: The action ...
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Are my agents sharing common critic in the following Multiagent DDPG implementation?

I wanted to have a common critic for all my agents so I defined it as following but because the critic will be changing while training in every iteration, I am not sure if all agents still share the ...
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Are there any board game appropriate to examine the performance of multiple agents that cooperate both inter-group and intra-group?

I want to find out scenarios that useful to examine the performance of intra-group and inter-group cooperation in MARL. Specifically, I prefer a board game (like sudoku) that is suitable for the ...
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Do I need to maintain a separate population in each distributed environment when implementing PBT in a MARL context?

I have questions regarding on how to implement PBT as described in Algorithm 1 (on page 5) in the paper, Population Based Training of Neural Networks to train agents in a MARL (multi-agent ...
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Formal proof that every purely reactive agent has behaviorally equivalent standard agent

It kind of makes sense intuitively but I'm not sure about a formal proof. I'll start with briefly listing definitions from Intro to Multiagent systems, Wooldridge, 2002 and then give you my reasoning ...
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What is the best method to deal with heterogeneous multi agent system MAS?

Heterogeneity: Based on the heterogeneity of agents MAS can be divided into two categories namely: homogeneous and heterogeneous. Homogeneous MAS include agents that all have the same characteristics ...
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multi agent deep deterministic policy gradient for discrete actions

I am solving a multi agent problem where each agent has a critic and actor. The problem I am solving has discrete actions and discrete states. I came cross multi-agent deep deterministic policy ...
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Why does fictitious self-play use the data collected by the average strategy for reinforcement learning?

I'm reading paper "Fictitious Self-Play in Extensive-Form Games", which introduces fictitious self-play(FPS). In extensive-form games, let $\beta$ be the best response strategy, $\pi$ be the ...
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How to implement a rule-based decision maker for an agent-based model?

I had no idea that there is a stack exchange community for A.I. :-/ So I repost this question here in hope of some guidelines. I tried to delve into the materials discussed in AI: A Modern Approach ...
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Multi-agent policy gradient, 1 total reward instead of reward in each step, 2 changing action space

I am new in reinforcement learning and not sure I have the right understanding of multi-agent policy gradient. 1, in my question, each agent has its own action space. When doing the sampling, for each ...
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RLlib's Multi-agent PPO continuous actions turn into nan

After some amount of training on a custom Multi-agent sparse-reward environment using RLlib's (1.4.0) PPO network, I found that my continuous actions turn into nan (explodes?) which is probably caused ...
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Control Strategy for Multi-Agent Systems

I am working on a smart grid system which can be modeled with multiple agents interacting with each other. The agents are physically coupled with non-linearities, the action of one agent has a direct ...